EPA grant gives $30M to help protect Great Lakes

August 15, 2011

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

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