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Cambridge Day. June 29, 2018: Cambridge gets climate-change prep partner as group updates mission

UPDATED, June 30: The Arlington-based Mystic River Watershed Association has been awarded $25,000 to educate municipal leaders and residents about phosphorus monitoring and impacts on water bodies, as well as approaches to reducing nutrients and developing a control plan for phosphorus pollution in the watershed.

The project is part of more than $540,000 in grants for 16 projects working to improve aquatic habitat, rivers and watersheds, and protect endangered marine animals, including at-risk sea turtles and the North Atlantic right whale. The Baker-Polito administration announced the funding Thursday, June 28.

The grants are funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, which has awarded more than $20 million since its founding in 1988. Funding for the program comes from the sale of the state's three environmentally themed specialty license plates: the Right Whale Tail, the Leaping Brook Trout and the Blackstone Valley Mill.

"The Massachusetts Environmental Trust continues to have a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth's environmental resources and natural habitat," Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. "Funding projects that aim to preserve and protect marine wildlife and environmental resources is consistent with our Administration's commitment to working closely with local partners around the Commonwealth to improve natural habitats and promote environmental stewardship." 

This news announcement was published Friday, June 29, 2018, and updated June 30, to add a link rom Cambridge Day, a YourArlington partner.