Head of EPA visits School of Freshwater Sciences, announces funding to keep trash out of lake

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences on Monday to announce a $492,000 grant for the Harbor District in Milwaukee to build and install a trash collector on the Kinnickinnic River designed to help protect Lake Michigan.

The grant to Harbor District Inc. is the first awarded by the federal agency as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Trash Free Waters program. The Harbor District’s offices are at the School of Freshwater Sciences, which is one of the anchor tenants of the district located south of downtown.

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