Duluth Receives $60,000 to Prevent Untreated Storm-water Runoff

Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan announce the grant from EPA

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan have announced today, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a grant of $58,000 to prevent untreated storm-water runoff in Duluth.

The funds will be used to construct rain gardens, plant trees, and restore the shoreline buffer at Park Point to prevent approximately 89,000 gallons of untreated storm-water runoff from reaching Lake Superior.

“Lake Superior isn’t just one of the most beautiful landmarks in our state – it’s a hub for commerce and home to a diverse ecosystem,” Senator Franken said in a release, Wednesday, “That’s why we need action to protect the lake from untreated storm runoff and other dangers to its health and well-being. I fight for Great Lakes restoration funding every year because we need grants like this to help make Superior’s shores and water cleaner.”

The EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities Grants Program awards grants to eligible shoreline cities to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality.

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