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NOAA Recommends NC Project for Grant

NATIONAL — A North Carolina restoration project  has been recommended by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Restoration Center for funding.

Shortnose Sturgeon. Photo: NOAA

The restoration center in fiscal 2019 recommended $10.4 million in funding through Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants for 19 new restoration projects and continuing funding for two ongoing restoration awards to restore habitat in 11 states and territories.

For the North Carolina project, a recommended $42,023 will fund The Nature Conservancy‘s restoration of the Roanoke River floodplain and remove barriers to fish migration. This project is expected to restore habitat for shortnose sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon and river herring, reduce flooding and enhance water quality, according to NOAA.

Since 1996, our Community-based Restoration Program has partnered with more than 2,900 organizations to take on more than 2,150 projects. These efforts have restored more than 90,000 acres of habitat and opened up 4,070 miles of streams and rivers to fish migration.

Learn more about the 19 new coastal and marine habitat restoration projects recommended for 2019 NOAA Funding online.

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