WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $507,902 in grant funding to the Maumee Watershed Alliance (MWA) through its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. MWA will use grant funding for phosphorus-removal technologies at three different watershed locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan, and northeast Indiana with the aim of reducing phosphorus concentrations in local water bodies.
“This funding will ensure that we are developing and implementing practices that will keep phosphorous out of the rivers and streams that provide drinking water to millions of Ohioans,” said Brown. “I will continue to advocate for federal resources to invest in farming practices that promote soil health and improve water quality.”
Brown has worked to secure important wins for water infrastructure through legislation and by speaking out against harmful proposals that threaten the health of Lake Erie.