Thursday, July 18, 2019
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: MDEQ Issues Two Additional Beach Closures

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued additional closures Sunday for two beach stations (Station 19 and Station 20) in Jackson County due to a blue-green Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) extending into those areas.
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MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY: MPCA seeks new community members for Environmental Justice Advisory Group

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today announced it is looking for six new community members to join the agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group.
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: EGLE and MDHHS to host Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will host three Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls that will be live streamed at the dates and times listed below.
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MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP to hold public meeting regarding proposed aquatic herbicide treatment of a portion of Cobbosseecontee Lake

Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting on a proposed herbicide treatment of a portion of Cobbosseecontee Lake in Winthrop.
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ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Illinois EPA Issues Administrative Citation to Glasford Business and Residents

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued Administrative Citations to Bruce E. and Nannette L. Bontz, and D. Brooks Excavating, Inc. of Glasford, IL (Peoria County) totaling $4,500 for alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Body Recovered from Connecticut River Was Missing Boater

Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today confirmed that the body pulled from the Connecticut River on Wednesday is that of the boater who went missing on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
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ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: DEC LIfts Advisory for Kenai North Beach

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has lifted the beach advisory issued on June 6 for the Kenai North Beach due to elevated levels of enterococci found in the marine water.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: A Unique Art Center in A Unique Building in a Unique State Parkwailoa Center Education & Outreach Efforts Expanding

Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo is unique among Hawai‘i State Parks given it’s one of a few parks in an urban setting, right on the edge of downtown Hilo.
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: DEP Southwest District Presents Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Southwest District recently presented an Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award to the Marine Science Center in Citrus County.
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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: DEQ seeks applicants for recognition as environmentally friendly businesses

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites Idaho businesses, industries, and organizations that incorporate pollution prevention into their daily operations to apply for recognition as “Pollution Prevention Champions.” DEQ will recognize up to four recipients in observation of Pollution Prevention Week this fall.
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HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Caterpillar of Recently Introduced Moth on Maui Threatens Rare Native Plants and Watersheds

When a biologist who was looking for native snails noticed signs of caterpillars feeding on māmaki in Olowalu, he came across a new invasive species. It was a kind of caterpillar he had never seen before; the Arcte coerula (Ramie moth).
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NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: Town of Gorham and Strafford Regional Planning Commission Recognized for Source Water Protection Efforts

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau recently recognized the Town of Gorham and the Strafford Regional Planning Commission for their work to protect and conserve sources of public drinking water at its annual Drinking Water Source Protection Conference on May 16.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: USDA Forest Service and State of Utah sign Shared Stewardship Agreement

Today, Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, joined Utah State Governor, Gary R. Herbert, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief, Vicki Christiansen, and Intermountain Regional Forester, Nora Rasure, to sign an agreement between the Forest Service and the State of Utah focused on shared stewardship.
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OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Boil Order Lifted for the Sardis Lake Water Authority

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Sardis Lake Water Authority, located in Pushmataha County, has been lifted.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Traveling? Check measles vaccination or immunity status

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advises people who are traveling abroad, or to areas in the US with ongoing measles outbreaks, to ensure they are protected against this highly contagious illness.
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE TRANSPORTATION: MDOT Secretary Rahn Joins National Capital Region Transit Leaders to Announce New I-495 Managed Lanes Transit Work Group

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined transit leaders from the National Capital Region in announcing the new Managed Lanes Transit Work Group that will explore how managed lanes on I-495 and I-270 will complement and benefit local transit agencies in Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Washington, D.C.
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NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Notice of Proposed Action - BMRR - Mineral Ridge Project

The Administrator of the Division of Environmental Protection (the Division) gives notice that an application for a renewal and major modification of a Water Pollution Control Permit for the Mineral Ridge Project, a mining and beneficiation facility, has been properly filed with the Division of Environmental Protection in Carson City.
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COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: Colorado Senate confirms Colorado Board of Health members

The Colorado Senate confirmed six members of the Colorado Board of Health during the 2019 legislative session.
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