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Local group gets climate-change grant

May 16th, 2014 - 5:19am

(PORT ANGELES)-- The north Olympic Peninsula is getting more than 150-thousand dollars in state grants for climate-change planning.

The grant is a combination from the departments of Ecology and Commerce.

$152 thousand dollars was given to the North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council (NOPRC&D), under the title, “Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula.”

The N-O-P-R-C and D, will conduct a detailed assessment of climate related vulnerabilities and develop a climate adaptation plan for the North Olympic Peninsula.

In all, eighteen grant awards worth four million dollars were doled out for the Puget Sound watershed, aimed at developing a climate change adaption plan on the North Olympic Peninsula and salmon habitat restoration in Issaquah and multiple other communities.

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