Barnstable – $173,255: The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, will construct stormwater green infrastructure to treat runoff at South County Road through a nature-based approach. This project builds on a multi-year effort by the Town to improve water quality within the Three Bays watershed, with a goal to improve water quality for coastal habitat, swimming and shellfishing.
The Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) Grant Program seeks to improve water quality and protect coastal habitats by reducing or eliminating nonpoint sources of pollution, the leading cause of water quality impairment in the nation. This type of pollution primarily occurs when contaminants are picked up by rain, snow melt and other flowing water and carried over land, in groundwater or through drainage systems to the nearest body of water and ultimately out to sea. Nonpoint source pollution reduces water quality, negatively impacts habitat for coastal wildlife and reduces opportunities to harvest shellfish and swim due to mandated closures.