PORTLAND — Maine’s Penobscot Indian Nation received a federal grant of nearly $150,000 to improve water quality on tribal lands.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s grant will be used to improve water quality in the Penobscot River and Little Alder Stream.

The EPA says the money will be used to reduce sediments and nutrients entering the Penobscot River by stabilizing portions of an eroding riverbank and re-establishing nearby vegetation.

The grant will also help cut down on sediments and nutrients entering Little Alder Stream and its tributaries by better managing an all-terrain vehicle trail system that leads to a high elevation native brook trout fishery.

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