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Anglers holding their catch together.
Anglers and boaters benefit from USFWS grants. Credit: RBFF

Grants will Help Boost Angler and Boater Numbers, Create Recreational Access on Nation's Waters

February 23, 2018
A new five-year, $60 million cooperative agreement between the Service and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation will help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages. In addition, $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants will benefit outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country.
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Wisdom and her newest chick.
Wisdom and her newest chick. Credit: B. Peyton/USFWS

Chick Magnet: Albatross Wisdom Hatches Another Egg

February 22, 2018

At 67, Laysan albatross Wisdom, the world’s oldest known breeding bird in the wild, is a mother once more! On February 6, approximately two months after Wisdom began incubating her egg, Wisdom and her mate, Akeakamai, welcomed their newest chick to Midway Atoll.
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Scouts show off their milkweed.
Scouts show off their milkweed. Credit: Photo courtesy of Robert Snip/Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts Vie for Top Monarch Award

February 21, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Service joined the National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America last week as the Scouts kicked off their Milkweed for Monarchs program. Scouts will plant milkweed and submit photos of their projects to a photo contest, where winners will be named Top Monarchs. Participants also get a Milkweed for Monarchs program patch.
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