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Free money available to improve your neighborhood pond

New program provides grants to upgrade areas around ponds
Posted at 4:35 PM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 16:21:06-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Ready for better views in your neighborhood?

A new program allows your community to get grant money to spruce it up!

When you go to Wet, you'll see how you can apply for grant money to get Florida native plants for the areas around the pond.

The plants not only act as filters to make the water cleaner, they attract Florida native wildlife and make for better views.

The program is a collaborative effort from the Lee County Department of Natural Resources, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The county is also running a contest to allow those communities who've improved their ponds to compete for a sign that gives them a shout out for their efforts.