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 Rhode Island's governor is awarding $3.3 million in state and federal grants to projects around the state that aim to reduce storm water pollution.

For one of the projects, the State Department of Transportation will create wetlands and carry out other work to capture and treat storm water contaminating Roosevelt Lake.

Other projects that will receive funding include work in Newport to build roadside drainage areas that, if successful, could be duplicated elsewhere, and a project to plant trees to absorb runoff in the Pleasant Valley Stream watershed.

Raimondo says the projects will preserve not only rivers and bays but will help create jobs.

She made the announcement Wednesday at Roger Williams Park.

 

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