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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Applauds EPA Grants for Barnegat Bay

June 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –The Environment Protection Agency announced that Ocean County College will receive a grant of $101,352 to implement the strategic plan for the Barnegat Bay Partnership. The partnership works to improve water quality, protect the natural habitat and living resources, and support sustainable human uses of the Barnegat Bay estuary.

“As an Ocean County resident and active boater, I’ve seen firsthand the value that the bay provides to Ocean County and I understand the issues Barnegat Bay faces,” said Congressman MacArthur. “Since taking office, I’ve been a strong protector of the bay and have consistently supported fully funding the National Estuaries Program, as well as reauthorizing the program.  I’m thankful that the EPA has provided these grants that will help preserve the bay for future generations.”