Litchfield and Fayette are among 15 Maine towns that will receive money to improve stream crossings, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday.

Litchfield will receive $95,000 for Jimmy Stream and Fayette will get $65,000 for King Brook to improve stream crossings and culverts, according to the department. The projects chosen to receive the money were at risk of failing, important to fish spawning habitat, were impassable or contributed to erosion in streams, brooks and lakes.

The department released $800,000 in grant money during the first round of applications and will make applications available for the next round Oct. 5.

The money comes from a $5.4 million clean water bond approved by voters in November 2014.


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