US Fish and Wildlife Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters, recreational boating

USFWS LogoThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced more than $16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program.

CVA provides grant funds for the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste. The program also provides information and education about the benefits of pumpout systems.

“The Clean Vessel Act is critical in helping states maintain clean and healthy waters,” said Service Deputy Director Steve Guertin, who announced the grants at the American Boating Congress annual meeting in Washington, D.C. “Systems built through these funds ensure that clean drinking water, sustainable ecosystems and healthy recreational areas will be accessible to the American public and wildlife.”

For a detailed list of 2015 CVA project award summaries, click here.

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