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Ducks Unlimited receives Klamath River
Habitat restoration will benefit mallards, pintails and
Ducks Unlimited 8/21/07
VANCOUVER, Wash., August 21, 2007 – The U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency has awarded a $789,563 Targeted Watersheds grant
to Ducks Unlimited. Through the grant, Ducks Unlimited will
restore part of the Upper Klamath River Basin in southern Oregon.
“This grant recognizes DU’s commitment to improve the Upper
Klamath watershed,” said Tom Dwyer, DU’s director of conservation
programs based in Vancouver, Washington. “The Klamath River
watershed is a critical area for migrating mallards, pintails and
canvasbacks. We plan on continuing our work to improve the area
for the benefit of waterfowl and people.”
The project will restore habitat for more that two million
waterfowl and waterbirds.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards Targeted
Watersheds grants to groups for creative solutions to watershed
problems. DU’s grant partners include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service, The Nature Conservancy and several Klamath area
non-profit groups. The grant has nine conservation projects,
including streamside habitat and wetland restoration.
“EPA's seed money will help grow grass-roots partnerships that
support and sustain clean water and healthy ecosystems,” EPA
Assistant Administrator Ben Grumbles said.
The Targeted Watersheds Grants Program began in 2002. It
encourages protection and restoration of the nation's watersheds.
Since 2003, more than $40 million has gone into Targeted
Contact: Neil Shader
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the
world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl
conservation organization with more than 12 million acres
conserved. The United States has lost more than half of its
original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and
continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.
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