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PFBC Announces Invitation to Apply for State Wildlife Grant Funding
June 25, 2012
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HARRSIBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director John Arway today announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grant Program. These projects will help address conservation needs for a high-priority conservation project for a Pennsylvania endangered mussel, the Eastern Pearlshell.

“We look forward to working with our conservation partners across the state to develop the best project for long-term conservation benefits to the Commonwealth,” Arway said. “This program provides us with a great opportunity to protect these animals, which are important indicators of environmental health.”

Project applications are due by 4 p.m. (Eastern time) on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, and the PFBC anticipates final selection of a project by mid-to-late August.

The federal dollars for this program are awarded to the PFBC from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the State Wildlife Grants Program. Awarding funds for any selected projects will be contingent upon availability of funds.

For more information and an application packet, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website (www.fishandboat.com), select “Grants” from the left-hand column and then “State Wildlife Grant Program.” Projects must address the topic listed the PFBC SWG 2012 priority topics.

Media contact
Eric Levis, PFBC
717-705-7806

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