Tennessee Watersheds Get More Funding

New watershed improvement and protection projects in Tennessee will receive more than $600,000 in funding beginning in August.New watershed improvement and protection projects in Tennessee will receive more than $600,000 in funding beginning in August.

The Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative will be providing the funds for the improvement and protection of watersheds throughout the state. The main focus of the funding will be on regional water planning, restoration projects, scientific research/monitoring, and protection of waters and wetlands. The funds will be made available in from August 2014 until December 2016.

“Partnerships like this are an important part of TVA’s continuing stewardship mission. By coordinating our efforts to assess, plan, and implement watershed management efforts, we will  build stronger partnerships and become more effective at protecting our water resources.”,” said Rebecca Tolene, vice president of Natural Resources for the Tennessee Valley Authority. “We look forward to seeing the results of this group effort.”

New watershed projects will be added to the program as others are completed. So far, 11 projects have been finished or are in progress. For more information in the Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative, please click here

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