The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant
The NAWCA grant program awarded more than $12.3M in funds to ACJV partners this year. Those awards will conserve about 55,000 acres of habitat throughout the Atlantic Coast area. In addition to the three Standard ($1M) grants awarded last fall in North and South Carolina, the second round of funding resulted in nine projects in five states: Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Partners in five states (Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina) received nine NAWCA Small Grants ($75k), conserving more than 5,500 acres of habitat. As is true in most years, successful projects this year included large landscape protection work as well as strategic acquisition or restoration of smaller parcels of high-quality coastal saltmarsh.