Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion

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The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced that Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) has received approval to acquire 758 acres for $2.235 million.

The funding was among nearly $6.5 million in expenditures from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to conserve 3,274 acres for five national wildlife refuges through fee title land acquisitions and easement acquisitions.

The Migratory Bird Conservation Fund receives money through the sale of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (Duck Stamps), which help provide habitat for wildlife and increased opportunities for refuge visitors who enjoy hunting, birdwatching, photography, and other activities.

source: U.S. Department of the Interior

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