Dozens of projects that can help clean up and control stormwater issues in eastern Madison County will be getting a serious look soon, with funding in place to act on projects to address drainage and water quality issues.  The HeartLands Conservancy of Mascoutah has a half-million dollars in grant money from the Illinois EPA to be used to install projects that reduce water pollution in the upper Silver Creek watershed.

Public outreach including meetings with elected leaders and open houses will happen this fall.  HeartLands Conservancy spokesman Janet Buchanan tells The Big Z it is important to take these projects from concept to implementation.

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She says three more watershed plans, including one that impacts portions of Bethalto and Roxana, are underway in an effort to understand issues and expand funding opportunities in these watersheds.  For more information, lick here:

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