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Grant Money Flowing into Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Projects

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP)- About $11 million in federal grants have been awarded to help protect the Chesapeake Bay.
    
Nearly $3.5 million of that money will focus on 13 projects in Virginia.
    
Newly funded efforts include managing stormwater near the Elizabeth River. Another project will improve the James River's water quality and trout habitat. Funding is also earmarked for reducing erosion along Virginia's Middle Peninsula.
    
The Chesapeake Bay watershed reaches into six states and the District of Columbia. Federal mandates require those places to curb pollutants and eventually restore the bay.
    
Most of the grant money is coming from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. It's administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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