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WV Wetlands Welcome Extra Funding

By Barbara Musumarra

West Virginia wetlands received a flood of good fortune, thanks to a $700,000 grant awarded to the state Department of Natural Resources this October.

The Wetland Program Development Grant, given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, funds projects to evaluate and improve wetland health. Of the six grant recipients in the Mid-Atlantic, the West Virginia environmental agency received the largest sum, and aims to use the money to develop a protocol for assessing wetland health, and to support protection and restoration efforts.

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