Friday, January 6, 2012

140 Acres Preserved in Middle Township

Originally on The Press of Atlantic City
By Sarah Watson

More than 140 acres of privately owned, undeveloped wetlands in Middle Township near the
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge will be purchased by the state for conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday.
The federal agency is contributing $1 million in grant money toward the $2.2 million purchase price; $1.2 million of existing Green Acres money also will be used to purchase the saltwater marsh and upland, a news release states.

The Middle Township tract abuts the Cape May Wetlands Wildlife Management Area, which is one of the most significant concentration areas for migratory birds in the world.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife announced the grant as part of nearly $6.8 million for preservation in six East Coast states.

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