W. Millers LID Workshop Series Presentations and Franklin County LID Field Trip Briefing Book Now Available
Our electrical inspector, Tom McDonald, has some important news to share about the usefulness and requirement of applying for an electrical permit and hiring a licensed electrician. To see more, please click here.
Did you know that the state’s “Preserve the Trust” license plates help support water quality protection right here in Franklin County? According to the Mass Environmental Trust, currently three plates are offered, representing the coastal, central and western regions of the state (the Western Mass plate depicts a leaping Brook Trout). Proceeds from the sale of over 50,000 environmental license plates have funded more than $16 million in environmental protection and education projects. Approximately $1 million in grants is awarded annually to fund a diverse array of environmental efforts.
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Materials from Kinder Morgan about the proposed pipeline can be found by clicking here. They include the presentation from the July 24, 2014 public meeting and a response to questions posed by the FRCOG after the meeting.
The Patrick Administration Announces $1.42 Million in 319 Grants from EPA to Fund Projects Targeting Pollutants that Impact Waterways. The Patrick Administration announced on September 4, 2014 that six projects targeting water pollution from stormwater runoff and erosion have been recommended for more than $1.42 million in grants utilizing funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 319 Nonpoint Source Competitive Grant Program. The FRCOG was awarded $182,250 in 319 grant funds for a Watershed-Based Plan to Maintain the Health and Improve the Resilience of the Deerfield River Watershed. Read details of the announcement HERE.