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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Camden County Receives Grant for Water Quality Improvements

The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the award of a $204,375 Section 319 (h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant.

The funds are provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency and are administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources–Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The grant funding will be used for septic system remediation and water quality improvements for Horsepen Creek in an effort to reduce pollutants in the St. Marys River.

 “We are excited for the opportunity to work with the Georgia EPD on this project,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “We value working with our partners, both locally and in the State of Georgia, to make a positive difference for Camden County.”  

Additionally, Camden County will join with the St. Marys Riverkeeper, the Georgia Department of Environmental Health, St. Marys River Management Committee, and the University of Georgia to complete this project. The total project cost, including in-kind services, is over $375,000.

EPD Grant Presentation

 From left: Commissioner Lannie Brant, Grants Manager Julie Haigler, Commission Chair Jimmy Starline, St Marys Riverkeeper Rick Frey, Commissioner Ben Casey, and Commission Vice-Chair Chuck Clark.

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