Wednesday, April 10, 2013

President Proposes $300 Million For GLRI Programs

Apr 10: The President's FY2014 budget indicates that U.S. EPA will continue to lead the implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The initiative provides $300 million for programs and projects strategically chosen to target the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem. According to budget documents, "This investment will allow for implementation of important restoration activities emphasizing on-the-ground work to achieve the goals, objectives and targets of the Initiative. EPA expects continued progress within each of the Initiative's focus areas: Toxic Substances and Areas of Concerns, Invasive Species, Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source, Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration, and Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication, and Partnerships.
    Access the EPA budget summary with information on the GLRI (click here, see page 6). [GLakes]
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