- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) - Federal officials are heading to Ashland to announce nearly $9 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund.

The funding being announced Tuesday for Virginia, West Virginia and other states within the bay’s estuary are intended to reduce polluted nutrient and sediment runoff into the bay. The District of Columbia is also within the bay’s watershed.

The grants will be announced by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Forty-two environmental projects across the bay’s watershed are in line for funding. The announcement is being made in Ashland because it is one of the grant recipients.

The bay is amid a multi-billion dollar cleanup after decades of neglect.


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