Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of $1.5 million in New York grants through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to combat invasive species, including $500,000 to Paul Smith’s College:

“Invasive species threaten the health and beauty of our natural habitats and we must work together at the federal, state and local levels to combat these predators,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This important funding will help preserve the Great Lakes for generations to come, and I was pleased to recently help the House pass legislation to reauthorize this important program.”

On April 26th, with Congresswoman Stefanik’s support, the House passed H.R. 223 –  the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2016 – bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).