DuPont NRDAR Settlement

DuPont released mercury, a toxin that causes adverse effects in fish and wildlife, from its former facility in Waynesboro, Virginia between 1929 and 1950. The mercury continues to affect fish and wildlife along the South River and South Fork Shenandoah River watershed.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Secretary of Natural Resources (the Trustees) worked cooperatively with DuPont to assess potential impacts, and the Trustees proposed a settlement that includes over $42 million for restoration projects. The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia approved the settlement on July 28, 2017. The Trustees are now working to implement the best projects to benefit the injured natural resources across the impacted watershed. 

The opening date for the two grant processes listed below is August 25, 2017

Submissions must be received by October 9, 2017

Land Conservation Grant Process

The project submission process applies to the following project categories:

  • Land Protection, Acquisition, and Enhancement Projects
  • Migratory Songbird Habitat Restoration and Protection Projects

Land Conservation Grant Application Form

For questions about the land conservation grant process, contact:

Angela Navarro
Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources
804-786-0044
angela.navarro@governor.virginia.gov

 

Water Quality Grant Process

The project submission process applies to the following project categories:

  • Agricultural Best Management Practices
  • Stormwater Management or Stream Restoration

Water Quality Grant Application Form

For questions about the water quality grant process, contact:

Russ Baxter
Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources
804-786-0044
russ.baxter@governor.virginia.gov

 

Presentations and Other Materials

Information about the settlement, consent decree, and other materials can be found here: https://www.fws.gov/northeast/virginiafield/environmentalcontaminants/dupont_waynesboro.html 

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