New Conservation Fund Announced to Protect the Delaware River Watershed

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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced on Tuesday, August 7th, that they will be launching a $4.3 million fund to support conservation efforts in the Delaware River Watershed.

The new Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund will provide new support for the protection, restoration, and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats in the Delaware River Watershed, which provides drinking water for more than 15 million people.

Officials say the fund will support work across the more than 13,000 square-mile watershed, from the Delaware Bay's beaches and tidal salt marshes to farms, cities, and towns in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and rivers, and streams of New York.

Congress provided funds to leverage public and private funding to support the watershed's environmental and economic health.

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