Santee Nationwide Wildlife Refuge mission supported by Water Assets Fund
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Nov. 28, 2017 – Geese Limitless obtained a $75,000 grant to proceed defending regional waterways and the atmosphere by way of wetland restoration and enhancement on the Santee Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina. The grant is a part of the Water Assets Fund, a $10 million dedication from Duke Power.
“This grant will assist us enhance 726 acres of publicly accessible wetland complexes on the Santee Nationwide Wildlife Refuge,” stated James Rader, supervisor of conservation applications for Geese Limitless. “Duke Power’s assist helps Geese Limitless preserve waterfowl habitat and shield native waterways.”
The grant will partially fund wetland restoration work on the Bluff Unit and Dingle Pond Unit of the Santee NWR. These models are on the north shore of Lake Marion, the biggest lake in South Carolina. They’re open for public use, together with fishing, birding, climbing, wildlife pictures and searching. Via administration infrastructure enhancements, the mission will enhance water high quality, amount and conservation whereas offering necessary habitat for wildlife, together with waterfowl and different migratory birds.
“The rivers and waterways that energy our regional economies are a vital useful resource that unites us all,” stated Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, Duke Power’s South Carolina president. “We’re proud to assist the necessary work of Geese Limitless, which may have an enduring affect on South Carolina’s waterways.”
Complete mission value will exceed $880,000. Together with Duke Power and Geese Limitless, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North American Wetlands Conservation Council are mission companions.
The Water Assets Fund is a multi-year dedication to go away a legacy of improved water high quality, amount and conservation within the Carolinas and neighboring areas. Funding selections are rigorously reviewed by the Water Assets Fund committee, an unbiased physique that features 5 environmental consultants and two Duke Power staff. Chosen tasks are chosen on a number of standards, together with whether or not the mission is predicated on science and supported by analysis.
Geese Limitless Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit group devoted to conserving North America’s frequently disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Geese Limitless has conserved greater than 14 million acres due to contributions from greater than 1,000,000 supporters throughout the continent. Guided by science and devoted to program effectivity, DU works towards the imaginative and prescient of wetlands enough to fill the skies with waterfowl at this time, tomorrow and ceaselessly. For extra data on our work, go to www.geese.org.