Washington to benefit from marine and coastal restoration fund signed by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke

by Tim Flanagan on June 30, 2009

Mark Yuasa has the story in his blog at the Seattle Times:

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has earmarked funds to 50 habitat restoration projects along coastal and Great Lake states, cardiologist including six in Washington that will repair damaged wetlands, this clean marine habitat, refractionist clear debris in Puget Sound and restore fish passages blocked by dams.

The funding comes Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and the Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was provided $167 million for marine and coastal habitat restoration.

“These Recovery Act projects will put Americans to work while restoring our coasts and combating climate change,” Locke said in a news release. “They reflect our investment in sound science and commitment to help strengthen local economies.”

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