Friday June 17, 2022


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a total of $ 2,765,854 to boost programs that restore habitat, protect tribal water quality and preserve wetlands across California. The funding was awarded through EPA’s Wetland Program Development Grants.

“We are very pleased to support our partners in their efforts to improve water quality and restore California’s wetlands,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Martha Guzman “Healthy wetlands provide numerous benefits to ecosystems and communities across California, and these grants will allow our state, local and tribal partners to make significant progress protecting these vital resources where it’s needed most.”

Wetland Program Development Grants assist state, tribal, and local government agencies and interstate/intertribal entities in developing or refining programs which protect, manage, and restore wetlands.

Below are the California projects funded in this year’s round of grants:

The Yurok Tribe’s Wetland Program Plan will receive $309,718 to advance preservation and restoration of headwater wetlands in response to climate change. The project will create a Wetlands Headwaters Restoration and Prioritization Plan to inform better stewardship practices through the worsening drought.

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