Five Star and Urban Waters Program

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced 65 grant awards totaling $2.5 million to restore wildlife habitat and urban waters in 27 states and the District of Columbia. Grantees have committed an additional $5.2 million in local project support, generating a total conservation investment of more than $7.6 million.
The grants, awarded through the foundation’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program, will support projects that develop community stewardship of natural resources and address water quality issues in priority watersheds across the country. Support for the 2017 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program is provided by the Wildlife Habitat Council, and major funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx and Southern Company.

restoration, community stewardship, natural resources, water quality, development
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All projects must have: • On-the-Ground Activities such as wetland, river or coastal habitat restoration and/or targeted green infrastructure creation and monitoring. •Community partners united to achieve ecological and educational outcomes • Integrated Education, outreach and training into the restoration project through broad community engagement activities or participation and integration with K-12 environmental curriculum. •Measurable ecological, educational and community benefits.