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DEC Announces Grants For Water Quality Improvements, Includes Owasco Lake

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The DEC has announced $87 Million in grants for 95 water quality improvement projects across New York State, including Owasco Lake in neighboring Cayuga County.

According to the DEC, the grants will improve and protect water quality, reduce polluted runoff, and restore aquatic habitats  and were made available through Round seven of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards.An example

The Nature Conservancy will purchase land in the Owasco lake watershed to protect and restore riparian buffers and wetlands, which will reduce the amount of sediments and nutrients entering the lake.

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