US Congressman Rick Nolan Announces Major Grant for Lake Superior Coastal Management Program

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US Congressman Rick Nolan Announces Major Grant for Lake Superior Coastal Management Program

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- US Congressman Rick Nolan from Minnesota announced a major grant Wednesday aimed at helping to protect and preserve Lake Superior.

A $906,000 grant will be awarded to the Minnesota Department of Resources Division of Ecological and Water Resources.

The grant will help the Minnesota DNR administer its coastal management program for Lake Superior.

In a press release, Rep. Nolan says that the funds will go to creating and supporting jobs that underpin critical coastal projects, such as stormwater and water quality management, coastal planning and development, public education and outreach.

A number of local projects will be funded with the grant money including:

Training in techniques to restore streams and eroded areas after flooding; including flood preparedness

Installing two rain gardens to help manage stormwater runoff in Cook County

Designing a plan to improve access and safety at the Caribou Falls State Wayside

Assuring that culverts along roadways in St. Louis County do not have adverse impacts upon the environment, fish, animal and wildlife

Creating educational events and materials to help teachers promote the importance of the Great lakes environment.

Nolan said that it is important to invest in coastal management programs to protect and preserve the beauty of Lake Superior for future generations.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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