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Conservation Groups Will Share $5 Million USDA Grant For Connecticut River Initiatives

The Connecticut River as it winds through Massachusetts

Several organizations are sharing a 5-year, nearly $5 million grant from the USDA that will fund conservation projects in the four-state Connecticut River Watershed.

The projects are aimed at improving water quality, fish and wildlife habitat and climate resilience.                  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kim Lutz, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut River Program.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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