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New Green Infrastructure Planning Grants Available in Virginia

Towns and cities across Virginia can receive up to $10,000 through a new grant program to map, evaluate, and plan for conserving their natural resources. As many as 10 localities, or planning district commissions, will be awarded grants later this year. With funding provided by the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service, grant recipients […]

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Reduced Narcotics Possession Found Near Philadelphia Green Infrastructure

The benefits of replacing outdated and overwhelmed urban sanitary and storm sewer systems with green stormwater infrastructure may extend far beyond water quality. New research by U.S. Forest Service scientists and partners found reduced narcotics possession occurring within a half-mile of Philadelphia’s new green stormwater infrastructure projects. The article, “The impact of green stormwater infrastructure […]

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U.S. Forest Service Announces Urban Forest Webcast Series

The U.S. Forest Service is launching a new monthly webinar series called Urban Forest Connections on September 10. The webcasts will take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Webcasts will bring experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. […]

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National Forest Service Makes Changes to Protect Water Resources

On May 2, the National Forest Service (NFS) announced that it will use best management practices (BMPs) to improve and protect water quality on national forests and grasslands, an action it calls an integral component of watershed stewardship and land management. NFS is proposing amendments to its internal Manual for Water Quality Management, establishing a […]

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U.S. Forest Service Awards $3 Million in Grants To Protect Great Lakes

Last month, The Stormwater Report covered new efforts to protect Great Lakes water quality. On Oct. 11, the U.S. Forest Service awarded $3 million in grants to Great Lakes states, including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, and Indiana. The money, given as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, was awarded to projects that […]

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