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EPA Awards Over $59,000 to Revive the San Joaquin River in Fresno
Revive the San Joaquin has received an EPA grant for over $59,000 to be used to develop a Citizen’s Water Watch program that tracks water quality along the San Joaquin River. The program will initiate a water quality monitoring and pollution prevention education program for the Fresno area. It will develop regular water quality monitoring events at locations on the San Joaquin River and educate landowners and the public about water quality impacts of contaminated stormwater.
“Urban waters especially have been degraded by habitat loss, stormwater runoff and trash,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Protecting the San Joaquin River allows city residents to enjoy the environmental and recreational benefits from their local waters and surrounding lands.”
The Citizen’s Water Watch Program will be seeking volunteers from locations in and near Fresno where neighborhoods are generally isolated from river access. In partnership with local non-profits, universities, and public agencies, Revive will seek to improve negative trends in pollution through lasting urban connections to our river.
Please contact Chris Acree at 559-226-0733 if you are interested in participating, or if you know anyone who may be interested in water quality monitoring.