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May 03, 2022

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $750,000 to Support Natural Resources Stewardship and Conserve Wildlife, Habitats in Maryland


May 3, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

Maryland Delegation Announces Nearly $750,000 to Support Natural Resources Stewardship and Conserve Wildlife, Habitats in Maryland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen David Trone, Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $737,527 to support natural resource stewardship efforts and conserve imperiled wildlife and their habitats. This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service federal funding through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program will be distributed to state wildlife agencies to address conservation needs and protect at-risk fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

“As climate change continues to endanger natural habitats, ecosystems, and wildlife in Maryland, these funds will help preserve our environment and biodiversity through collaborative conservation efforts with key on-the-ground partners,” said the lawmakers. “We will keep working to secure federal funding to protect and preserve our state’s natural beauty and revitalize our region’s valuable natural resources. These investments help boost our local economies and will ensure future generations are able to enjoy Maryland’s wildlife.”

Since its inception 20 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted more than $1 billion in federal assistance to a myriad of conservation projects and efforts to support both wildlife and aquatic species through the SWG Program. Administered by the Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, SWG funding helps states proactively assess the status of fish and wildlife to strengthen conservation efforts and further protect their habitats. The SWG Programs and the agencies that receive funding have launched a multitude of new partnerships to conserve fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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