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A boat races across the ocean with waves in its wake
Since its inception, the Clean Vessel Act grant program has awarded more than $200 million to states nationwide
Credit: Greg Thompson/USFWS

$4.3 million awarded to northeast region states for clean boating

 June 21, 2013: Just in time for the first day of summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday that six states in the northeast region will receive more than $4.3 million under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2013.
Clean Vessel Act awards keep our water clean by helping recreational boaters properly dispose of on-board septic waste.

State projects in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Vermont will add or improve pump-out boats and stations and educate the public about proper septic disposal along inland and coastal waterways.

Nationally, 23 states received $14.7 million from the program.

Press release
List of state awards

Published on: Friday, June 21,2013

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