Monday, August 07, 2006

Sen. Richard Shelby Secures Funds For Numerous Environmental Programs

Here is some good news.

Through Senator Shelby's leadership on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, he has secured funding for several important environmental projects in Alabama. These projects include the following:

Alliance Education Program for the Gulf of Mexico (an effort led by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab) - $3 million

Escatawpa River Longleaf Hills Ecological Area and Red Hills Big Flat Creek - $6 million

Dauphin Island Coastal Protection Project - $2.5 million

Mobile Bay Fisheries Initiative - $2.5 million

Weeks Bay Reserve (expanded labs and classrooms) - $2 million

Alabama Environmental Education Center (4H Center) - $500,000

Center for Aquatic Resource Management - $6 million

Red Mountain Park Development Project - $1 million

To learn more about these projects access the Senator's press releases here