Virginia Ecological Services
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Partnership on Virginia's Eastern Shore Leads to the Restoration of Important Bird Migration Habitat

Photo of AmeriCorp volunteer planting tree at restoration projectThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and private landowners, have begun work on 418 acres of wetland and habitat restoration projects slated to be completed over the next two years. The completed projects will result in increased habitat for migratory birds that “stopover” on Virginia’s Eastern Shore during annual migrations. The project is funded by a North American Wetland Conservation Act Grant awarded to the Southern Tip Ecological Partnership III (STEP 3), a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District, several private landowners and other supporters. For more information, visit The Nature Conservancy's website for a news release about the project. Photo Caption: AmeriCorps volunteer plants a southern wax myrtle. Credit: Joe Scalf, The Nature Conservancy

Published February 16, 2011

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