DEEP recently announced its recipients of the second round of grants from its Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program, with $370,000 going to 15 projects aimed at reducing the impacts of aquatic invasive species on Connecticut’s inland waters, according to a report. communicated.
The Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program was made possible in 2019 when the Connecticut General Assembly established an Aquatic Invasive Species Tax, Public Law 19-190, applied to all registered boats using Connecticut waters. , to provide a dedicated funding source for Connecticut’s lakes, Rivers and Ponds Preservation Account, DEEP said. This account funds programs to protect the state‘s lakes, ponds, and rivers by addressing aquatic invasive species and cyanobacterial blooms.
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