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Cox and The Trust For Public Land Seek Public Nominations for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards

$20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
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CALIFORNIA, April 24, 2017 /3BL Media/— Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is asking the public to nominate their local environmental heroes for California’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes awards program.

Recycling Stormwater to Protect our Beaches

Working to divert, treat, and recycle stormwater to protect the beaches of Santa Monica, California
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Tetra Tech is using advanced water quality modeling tools to help increase drought resiliency in Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica Pier and Pico-Kenter project aims to protect the coastal beaches and ocean water quality in Santa Monica, California. Stormwater and urban runoff that flows into the 106-acre pier watershed contains pollutants, such as metal and bacteria that can affect the overall quality of the ocean water, as well as lead to potential health and environmental risks in the future.

Final Days to Nominate Volunteers for Arizona’s 6th Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

Nominations end May 8th; $20,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits
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TUCSON, Ariz.  May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/— Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting nominations for Arizona’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes program at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on May 8.

Nominees are individuals who volunteer their time and resources to creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces in their communities.

Great News for the Everglades

Bill to Create Reservoir South of Okeechobee Passes Senate
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For more than a year, Orvis has been posting about the fight to restore water flows south of Lake Okeechobee and to stop discharges down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers. Yesterday, the good guys won a major victory, as the Florida Senate passed SB10, a bill sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley that funds the creation of a deep-water reservoir south of the big lake. The vote was 36-3 in favor of the project.

Transcanada Environmental Engineer Connects Community with Nature in Spokane

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Growing up on the East Coast, Dan Maguire didn’t find a multitude of opportunities to be one with nature.

The Delaware River near his New Jersey home was badly polluted, but even at a young age, Maguire was able to find upstream waters that ran clean, allowing him to indulge his passion for outdoor pursuits.

New city, new environment

When Maguire found an opportunity to work as an engineer in TransCanada’s Environmental Services division in the Pacific Northwest, he jumped at the chance.

Keep America Beautiful Partners with UK-based Litter Organization Hubbub

Set to Pilot New Ash Receptacle Program in Five Communities
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today announced a partnership with Hubbub’s Neat Streets campaign to end cigarette butt litter in a creative and interactive way.

Texas Water Development Board Recognizes Innovative Water Solutions in San Antonio

Providing an innovative solution to develop and conserve water supplies in the state of Texas
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) highlighted the Tetra Tech-supported H2Oaks Center, a project to develop and sustain water supplies in San Antonio, on its website. Population and industrial growth, combined with three years of drought, exhausted the water supply available to many Texas communities and increased the need for innovative solutions to support long-term needs.

WIFIA: Long-Term Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure

Helping to accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country
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In December 2016, Congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which funds the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to be administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WIFIA is designed to help accelerate investments and bring the public and private sectors together to deliver critical water projects across the country. The WIFIA program, which can cover up to 49 percent of projects’ eligible costs, provides a critical, long-term, low-cost, customized capital solution to help catalyze investment in the sector.

National Rebuilding Month: Impact of Poor Housing on Children

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Poor housing conditions can negatively impact the health of those inside – especially children. Get involved during #RebuildingMonth: Learn about how to make your home safer for your children and grandchildren. Volunteer to help your neighbor do the same. Donate to support the critical repairs that make homes safer and healthier: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

People Start Pollution. People Can STILL Stop It.

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People start pollution. People can STILL stop it.

With Keep America Beautiful Month coming up in April, all Americans can #DoBeautifulThings by participating in the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

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