August 27, 2008

Cobbossee Group Lands EPA Grant

AUGUSTA - Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed was recently awarded a $12,330 education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The group will use the money for a program to educate fourth- to sixth-graders in the Cobbossee Watershed in the Winthrop-Monmouth area on watershed issues. The focus of the program will be runoff, or nonpoint source pollution, caused mainly be eroding soils, and the threat of invasive aquatic plants to the ecological and economic stability of the watershed.

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