National Audubon Society received a grant to train 135 people to steward beach nesting bird sites as part of a project that will ultimately protect nine sites supporting 55 breeding pairs of piping plovers (chick pictured above), in addition to other birds.
Photo credit and courtesy of Diane Fletcher.
$1.29 million awarded for community-based projects on Long Island Sound
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined other environmental officials yesterday to announce $1.29 million in grants to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound. Funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, projects will open up 12.2 river miles for passage of native fish, restore habitat for New England cottontail and other young forest wildlife, create urban wildlife demonstration sites and provide valuable data on the use of living shorelines as a coastal resiliency tool. More than 989,000 citizens will be reached by environmental and conservation programs supported by the grants.
Published on: Friday, October 25,2013