Minnesota is Getting $25 Million for Conservation Projects

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Minnesota will be receiving over $25 million in federal money for conservation projects and hunter education.

According to a statement from Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, Minnesota will receive $13.7 million for fish habitat restoration, $9.6 million for wildlife restoration and $2 million for hunter education. The funds are coming from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service‚Äôs Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Klobuchar says the money will help protect land, water, and wildlife habitats so the state can enjoy them for generations to come.

Not all of the money will be going for fish habitat and wildlife restoration, the state is expected to use some of the funds for technical assistance, instructor training, curriculum development and other support for the Minnesota Hunter Recruitment and Retention Program.

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