“EPA’s new, innovative Trash-Free Great Lakes program underscores the administration’s commitment to protecting and preserving these binational treasures,” said EPA Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede. “EPA is proud to support Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and all of our partners through this inaugural round of grants as we work to address the issue of litter and debris in the Great Lakes.”
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, said, “Many of our most critical environmental success stories have been driven by community activism. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has a long tradition of success and service in restoring and protecting Western New York’s waterways. This federal investment supports a great coordinated effort to safeguard and cleanup the largest source of fresh water on the planet.”
New York is a Great Lakes state, and protection of our globally significant resources often falls on the shoulders of frontline communities and organizations. Join us as a partner or a volunteer in The Great Leakes CleanUP!