The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding New England states just over a million dollars for coastal water monitoring. Massachusetts, because of the size of its coastline, will receive the bulk of those funds; $240,500.
EPA Regional Administrator Alexandra Dunn presented a check to the Department of Public Health in Wareham on Tuesday.
Dunn says protecting Massachusetts’ beaches is critical to safeguarding public health and sustaining local ecomonies, especially during the summer tourism season.
The funding is provided under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act.