Thursday, June 21, 2012

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Sponsors St. Louis Earth Day Symposium

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has granted an award of $10,000 to the St. Louis Earth Day for a two-year St. Louis Earth Day Symposium project, which will provide educational training opportunities for local government officials, community leaders and professionals through annual symposiums.

The grant will help fund the 2013 St. Louis Earth Day Symposium. A smaller portion of the grant was used to fund the 2012 symposium earlier this year.

For 12 years the St. Louis Earth Day Symposium has highlighted new ideas and increased discussion about regional water quality, water pollution and stormwater management issues. The symposium provides important information and data needed to drive successful watershed planning.  The St. Louis Earth Day will provide a match contribution of $12,915 over the life of the project, bringing the overall funding for this water quality project to $22,915.  

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 7 provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds. The department is committed to working closely with communities and businesses to assist with funding efforts that improve water quality in Missouri. For more information, contact the Water Protection Program at P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300.