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EPA awards $600,000 grant to TCEQ to help restore Texas coast

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Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant (
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DALLAS – (Nov. 28, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $600,000 to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to help restore coastal habitats in Texas. The funds will support the Galveston Bay Estuary Program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

“This project will support vital and diverse initiatives in the Galveston Bay Estuary and throughout the region, especially as the area recovers from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

This project focuses on the implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan’s restoration of disappearing coastal habitats of the estuary through tasks outlined the program’s annual workplan. These restoration efforts include applied research components that address restoration from an economic and ecological perspective.

Established in 1989, the Galveston Bay Estuary Program is one of two estuary programs in Texas. The program is one of 28 National Estuary Programs in the United States. The non-regulatory program is administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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