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EPA awards $345K for NY wetlands study, protection

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency is providing $345,000 for projects to protect wetlands throughout New York state and identify strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change.

The Adirondack Park Agency will use a $173,000 EPA grant to install permanent monitoring stations that will collect environmental data within the Adirondack Park. The money will also be used to train volunteers to operate their own citizen science monitoring program at these locations.

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The College of Environmental Science and Forestry will use a $172,000 EPA grant to assess the status of plants in wetlands around the state. The project is being done in partnership with the New York Natural Heritage Program.

Information on the wetlands plants will be used by agencies and organizations involved in wetland management, protection and restoration.

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