Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary||
|For Immediate Release: Dec. 8, 2003||
Secretary Norton to Announce Grants To Conserve Coastal Wetlands in Ten States
Interior Secretary Gale Norton will hold a teleconference Wednesday to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will award grants in 10 states to restore and conserve coastal wetlands as part of the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The 10 states are Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
The grants, worth $17 million,
will be matched by $42 million put up by partners, including state natural
resources agencies, Native American tribes and trusts, county and local
governments, private landowners, and conservation groups.
WHO: Interior Secretary Gale Norton
WHAT: Announcement of the awarding of National Coastal Wetland Grants in 10 states.
WHEN: 2 p.m., EST, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003
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