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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:20 pm 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $217,660 to the New Mexico Environment Department to support the state’s water pollution control program. The grant will help prevent, reduce and eliminate water pollution through monitoring, standard setting, enforcement and compliance activities.

“New Mexico has some of Nation's most important environmental resources, and its citizens know and value those resources better than anyone,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “That's why grants that empower states to protect their environment are so important.”

“This grant will help New Mexico protect its waterways from water pollution,” said Acting Regional Administrator Sam Coleman. “Ensuring clean water is fundamental to not only our mission at EPA, but our state partners as well.”

The Clean Water Act provides funding to water pollution control programs to build and sustain effective water quality programs that ensure the health of our nation’s water bodies. The funds are awarded under section 106 of the Clean Water Act.

The objective of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters. Programs under the act support monitoring, assessment, protection, and prevention of polluted runoff in waterways.

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Connect with EPA Region 6:
Activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.htm


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22nd Annual Silver City Blues Festival
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Low Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchipping Clinic
Farmer's Market
Tai Chi Chuan
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
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22nd Annual Silver City Blues Festival
Ecstatic Dance
Blues Fest And Local Fine Art, Perfect
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
29
Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
30
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Babytime: Sing & Play
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Farmer's Market
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Green Drinks
Pet Central Thrift Store
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Library Summer Program Pre-Registration
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
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