Saturday, January 01, 2005

$600,000 Available for Fish Habitat Restoration

FishAmerica’s partnership with the NOAA makes money available
Through FishAmerica’s partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Habitat Restoration Project, up to $600,000 is available to restore marine and anadromous fisheries habitat. This partnership emphasizes hands-on, grassroots approaches for on-the-ground restoration of marine, estuarine and riparian habitats, including salt marshes, seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and freshwater habitats important to anadromous fish species such as salmon and striped bass that spawn in freshwater and migrate to the sea.
“FishAmerica is pleased to have NOAA’s Community-based Habitat Restoration Program as a longstanding partner,” said Johanna Laderman, Managing Director of the FishAmerica Foundation. “Since 1998, we have awarded more than $3 million for community projects to restore sportfish habitat in 25 states through this partnership. With local dollars and volunteer hours, these projects are valued at nearly $8 million.”

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