Federal grant to assist groups help the Huron River watershed
A $1.8 million grant is going to help protect the Huron River satershed.
The money is coming through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, as part of the 2014 Farm Bill.
Meghan Prindle is the Community and Landowner Outreach Coordinator for the Legacy Land Conservancy. She says the grant will help with several problems, including fertilizer runoff and erosion.
“This is largely going to take the form of reaching out to landowners and trying to help them tap into federal program funding,” says Prindle.
The Huron River watershed is home to over half a million people, many of whom rely on the river for clean drinking water, tourism and recreation.