Philadelphia Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds
On August 13, 2009, Region 5 announced a $70,000 Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds grant to the City of Philadelphia. This marks a milestone in the Delaware Bay Estuary Project Office’s decade old collaboration with several City of Philadelphia land and water resource management departments as well as numerous private sector organizations involved in conservation of Philadelphia’s natural resources. And as Marvin Moriarty, Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Director, points out the treaty partnership “...is not only good for the birds – it is also good for the citizens of Philadelphia. Wildlife watching contributes to people’s enjoyment of the outdoors, and generates over $112 billion to state and national economies.” View list of Philadelphia projects.