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USFWS helps to announce $8.4 million in Sustain Our Great Lakes funding

Midwest Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley is welcomed to the stage by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Great Lakes Program Director, Todd Hogrefe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helped to provide over $7.9 million in 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding to the Sustain Our Great Lakes Program. Image courtesy of NFWF.
Midwest Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley is welcomed to the stage by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Great Lakes Program Director, Todd Hogrefe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helped to provide over $7.9 million in 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding to the Sustain Our Great Lakes Program. Image courtesy of NFWF.

On July 29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Midwest Deputy Regional Director Charlie Wooley joined Senator Tammy Baldwin, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the members of the Great Lakes conservation community in announcing $8.4 million in funding for 29 ecological restoration projects in the Great Lakes and surrounding region. The projects are funded through the Sustain Our Great Lakes Program, a public-private partnership coordinated by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and funded by ArcelorMittal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. A large portion of the federal funding for the program is from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Read the complete press release on SustainOurGreatLakes.org (PDF)

Senator Tammy Baldwin joined members of the Great Lakes conservation community to announce $8.4 million in Sustain Our Great Lakes Program funding. Image courtesy of NFWF.
Senator Tammy Baldwin joined members of the Great Lakes conservation community to announce $8.4 million in Sustain Our Great Lakes Program funding. Image courtesy of NFWF.

 

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Last updated: November 4, 2013