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EPA awards $173,000 to Md. Coastal Bays program

OCEAN CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is giving $173,400 to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for students on the Eastern Shore to pursue environmental careers.

The funds are for educational, research, and career-related activities focusing on green infrastructure. That includes marine and science programs, internships and environmental stewardship programs. The EPA says the award increases EPA funding for the initiative to more than $600,000.

The award was announced Friday at a youth summit in Ocean City.