News: Waterway Improvement Fund Grants; Waterbird Nesting Island

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Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards $13.5 Million
Projects Funded for Boating Access, Navigation, and Safety

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state. This funding is awarded to 45 applicants statewide for important waterway infrastructure and initiatives. Read more.

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Nesting Platform in Maryland Coastal Bays Begins Second Year
Conservation Partnership Again Deploys 'Island' for Waterbirds

The partnership of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and Maryland Coastal Bays Program is continuing an innovative conservation project to preserve state-listed endangered colonial nesting waterbirds. Read more.

Photo by Gwen Neff (entry in 2020 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest).

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