EPA grant gives $30M to help protect Great Lakes

August 15, 2011 3:21:42 PM PDT
Efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes will get $30 million in grants this year, including more than $2 million in Illinois.

Officials of the US Environmental Protection Agency joined Congressman Danny Davis in announcing the grants in Chicago Monday.

The Chicago Park District will get $1.1 million to protect and improve the water quality at the city's 24 beaches.

Another $675,000 will be used to control storm water in Northwest Indiana.

The Great Lakes represent the largest single source of freshwater on the earth's surface