Trust gives funds for environmental projects
BOSTON (AP) -- The state has announced nearly a half million dollars in grants to 10 communities to fund projects to protect rivers, watersheds and wildlife.
The grants from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust were announced Friday by state environmental secretary Rick Sullivan.
A total of about $499,000 was awarded to fund projects in communities from Provincetown to Worcester. The grants ranged from $10,000 to establish a school-based water resources education program in Lowell, to $70,000 to update the Environmental Handbook for Massachusetts Conservation Commissioners.
The trust has awarded more than $19 million in grants since it was founded in 1988 as part of the Boston Harbor Cleanup.
The trust is funded by the sale of the state's three environmentally-themed license plates.