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U.S. Senate Approves $15 Million for Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. senators, including Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D), have approved a provision to bring more resources for the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act creates a new $15 million grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the Bay region.

The provision now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

“Protecting the Bay wildlife is crucial to Maryland’s environment and economy. This new program will provide direct resources for our partners to undertake critical conservation efforts and will create a vital link between our local stakeholders and the Fish and Wildlife Service. I was proud to introduce this bipartisan bill and fight for its inclusion in this package. I will continue working on all fronts to support and protect the Chesapeake Bay,” said Senator Van Hollen in a press release.

“The Chesapeake WILD Act establishes the first federal wildlife conservation grants tailored to benefiting species in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said. “This important Fish and Wildlife Service program will protect vital ecosystems, while also advancing our outdoor industry by supporting populations of birds, fish, and mammals prized by our outdoorsmen, sportsmen, and fishermen.”


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