Congratulations are in order to the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed who were awarded a $60,000 grant by the EPA on June 26 to help improve urban waters and promote community revitalization.
EPA Selects Projects to Improve Urban Waters & Promote Community Revitalization.
The Environmental Protection Agency has selected 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico to receive grants ranging from $30,280 to $60,000, totaling $2.7 million for projects that will contribute to improving water quality and community revitalization. The goal of these Urban Waters Small Grants is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is part of EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land. Read full press release.
EPA received nearly 600 applications in response to this funding opportunity, a clear statement of the demand for this type of assistance. Full consideration was afforded to each applicant and many noteworthy proposals were reviewed. However, due to funding availability, EPA was not able to fund all the worthy proposals that were submitted.
All applicants are afforded the opportunity to obtain a detailed briefing from EPA regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their proposal, in an effort to provide helpful feedback for applicants who are interested in applying to a future funding opportunity. We also encourage all applicants to join the Urban Waters Network, where members are notified about new funding opportunities, other available resources for local efforts, and success stories about communities reclaiming their urban waters. To join, please go to www.epa.gov/urbanwaters/ and click on “Get Email Updates”.
Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed
The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed proposes to restore water quality in the Marsh Creek Watershed through increasing understanding and awareness of water quality issues and advancing restoration and stewardship.
The main tasks proposed are:
- Project Management
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Agricultural Community Outreach and Technical Assistance
- Community Member Outreach and Training
- Leadership Training
- Green Infrastructure Restoration Planning.
The results of this project will lead to significant improvements in water quality, providing multiple benefits to the communities within the project area and the larger Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Award Amount: $60,000
To find out more about the Friends of Marsh Creek, visit their website.
Donations can be sent to
2063 Main St., #311,
Oakley, CA 9456
FOMCW is a public charity under 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal
Revenue Code and a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of
We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers
or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.