NY State Releases Plan To Fight Algae Blooms

Source: The Post-Star

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the release of 12 action plans for water bodies across the state, including Lake George and Lake Champlain, to combat harmful algal blooms. The plans are part of a $65 million initiative, which includes the implementation of specific projects in the 12 watersheds to protect water quality. The state identified $500,000 for each of the action plans, which were developed by the state‚Äôs Water Quality Rapid Response Team, national experts and local stakeholders. The remaining funds are set aside for specific water quality grants that lake groups, municipalities and others may apply for. Many of the deadlines for those grant opportunities are in July and August this year.”

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