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Common Tern,  Petit Manan Island, Maine Coastal Islands NWR
The protection afforded by this grant will support Buzzards Bay’s globally significant nesting populations of terns.
Credit: Kirk Rogers/USFWS

$3.3 million in grants will conserve coastal wetlands in Maine, Mass. and NJ

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that $3.3 million in grants will go to four critical projects conserving and restoring coastal wetlands and their fish and wildlife habitat. An additional $2.5 million will be provided by partner contributions. The grants are part of $20 million that will fund 24 projects across the nation through the 2013 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program. Funds in Maine will go to removing Veazie dam and restoration on the Penobscot River, acquiring land on White Island within Casco Bay Estuary and protecting a portion of Wilson’s Cove in the same estuary through a conservation easement. In Massachusetts, funds will permanently protect 65 acres in Nasketucket Bay, and in New Jersey, funds will help the state acquire more than 600 acres in Cumberland County.

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Published on: Wednesday, January 30,2013

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