Blue River Watershed Association Recipient of The Five Star and Urban Restoration Program
Kansas City (July 26,2016) The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced on July 26, 2016 at the Urban Waters National Training Workshop that the Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA) was one of the 58 community-led wetland, stream and coastal restoration projects across the nation that have been awarded approximately $2.2 million in grants. The Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA) project CPR: Communities Protecting Rivers will conduct water quality monitoring, hold community charrettes to determine outcomes, engage community participants, utilize 675 volunteers in vacant lot cleanups, and convert three vacant lots into green spaces utilized for native plantings, community gardens and recreational spaces in Kansas City, Missouri. BRWA along with project partners will reduce impacts of stormwater runoff to the Blue River from two neighborhoods within the Middle Blue River Watershed. Project partners include two Neighborhood Associations, the Heartland Conservation Alliance, Urban Ranger and Kansas City Water Services. To learn more about the NFWF Five Sar and Urban Restoration Program visit http://www.nfwf.org/.
For more information about the Blue River Watershed Association visit www.brwa.net
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