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MDEQ News Release Issued today


Contact:  Patricia Spitzley
               (517) 241-7397

DEQ Announces Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Grants Program
for 2005

Department of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester
announced today the availability of grant funds under Michigan's
Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program.  A total of $25,000
is available in FY 2005 for small grants to local units of government to
help implement cleanup of trash and debris within or along the banks of
rivers, streams, and creeks.  Local units of government may partner with
nonprofit organizations or other volunteer groups to carry out the
cleanups.  There is a 25 percent local match requirement of the total
project costs for the cleanup grants.

The Grant Application Package for the cleanup grants is available
online at http://www.glc.org/streamclean/.  The deadline for submitting
grant applications for the FY2005 program is February 28.  The grant
awards will be announced in April 2005.

Michigan's Volunteer River, Stream, and Creek Cleanup Program grants
began in 1998.  The grant program is currently funded through fees
collected from the sale of Water Quality Protection license plates
(Public Act 74 of 2000).

"This program is a prime example of the value that our citizens place
on clean water and waterways in Michigan," said Director Chester.
"It offers citizen volunteers the opportunity to participate in the
community waterway cleanup efforts."

Additional information on Michigan's Volunteer River, Stream, and
Creek Cleanup Program is available online at


Alex J. Sagady & Associates        http://www.sagady.com

Environmental Enforcement, Permit/Technical Review, Public Policy,
Evidence Review and Litigation Investigation on Air, Water and
Waste/Community Environmental and Resource Protection
Prospectus at:  http://www.sagady.com/sagady.pdf

PO Box 39,  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039
(517) 332-6971; (517) 332-8987 (fax); ajs@sagady.com

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