Pollution control



AUGUSTA — Several sites around Mount Desert Island are named on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s nonpoint priority watersheds list of impaired or threatened waters.

The DEP has issued a request for proposals for projects to control pollution in these areas and conduct watershed-based plan development.

The department is inviting proposals for projects to help communities develop a nine-element watershed-based plan to restore impaired water bodies or protect threatened waters that are named on the DEP’s list.

The DEP anticipates that $61,600 of federal Clean Water Act funds will be available. The DEP expects to award two to four grants with individual awards ranging from approximately $10,000 to $42,000.

Deadline for submitting a proposal is no later than 4 p.m. on May 3.

Contact Wendy Garland at 615-2451 or [email protected]

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