Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Long Beach Commission Grants

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved more than $3 million for projects aimed at improving water quality in the Long Beach region.

The projects include:

• $1 million toward the city of Long Beach’s urban stormwater treatment project

• $440,000 toward the Willmore Heritage Garden Biofiltration Swale

• $1 million toward Rancho Los Cerritos: Looking Back to Advance Forward project, a permeable pavement and underground cistern

• $603,441 for a Camp Shiwaka, Long Beach Eco Parking Lot

The money comes from the Port Community Grants Program, which funds projects that ease the environmental impact of goods movement.

“As stewards of the Port, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is dedicated to environmental sustainability and social responsibility,” said Commission President Tracy Egoscue. “The Port Community Grants Program is a prime example of this commitment.”