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Delaware gets $731K Grant to Conserve Thousand Acre Marsh

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal grant award to Delaware will be used to conserve part of the Thousand Acre Marsh near Port Penn, a coastal wetland property.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $731,399 grant to Delaware's Division of Fish & Wildlife. The grant will be used to acquire a 140-acre property, bringing a total of 528 acres of the marsh under permanent protection.

The new property includes some 67 acres of wetlands and 73 acres of adjacent upland habitat.

The Thousand Acre Marsh provides habitat for breeding and wintering waterfowl. It is a stopover for migratory birds during spring and fall and breeding grounds for waterbirds, as well as habitat for fish and muskrats.

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