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Nominations are Open for EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award-Deadline is March 18, 2016

Contact Information: 
Dawn Harris Young EPA (harris-young.dawn@epa.gov)
404-562-8421, 404-562-8400

ATLANTA - For the third year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the Rain Catcher Awards for excellence in implementation of stormwater green infrastructure projects during the past year. Award categories are available for Municipal, Commercial, Tribal, and Neighborhood/Community levels.

Nominations are due to the agency by March 18, 2016. The awardees will be honored at a ceremony in Nashville, TN on May 17, 2016.

For award criteria and nomination instructions, visit the About EPA Region 4 web page at: http://www.epa.gov/ga/epa-region-4s-rain-catcher-awards.

The EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award recognizes excellence in the implementation of stormwater green infrastructure practices. Green infrastructure uses natural systems and/or engineered systems designed to mimic natural processes to more effectively manage urban stormwater and reduce receiving water impacts. EPA and its partner organizations have promoted the use of green infrastructure for many years as part of a comprehensive approach to achieving healthier waters. Green infrastructure reduces the volume of stormwater discharges by managing rainwater close to where it falls and removes many of the pollutants present in runoff, making it an effective strategy for addressing wet weather pollution and improving water quality.

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