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Rep. Andy Harris: $500,000 Environmental Federal Grant for Bay Region

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)

Congressman Andy Harris has announced a half million dollar federal grant to protect coastal communities, watershed and the Chesapeake Bay.

The money will be used by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences in Cambridge.

The National Science Foundation which is providing the funds says it is aimed at problems like sea level rise and the impact of storms faced by urban and rural communities along the bays and estuary.

In addition, the research will look for ways to protect marshes, oyster reefs and sand dunes.

The Eastern Shore Republican said that he applauded the investment of federal funds for improving the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and the rural communities on the Eastern Shore.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.