Media Release

Alachua County Awarded $1 Million

Thursday, September 11, 2008 1:00 AM

 2:30 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County was recently awarded $1 million for Phase II of the North Florida Wetlands Conservation Project (NFWCP). The North American Wetlands Conservation Council and the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved the application which continues the successful local land conservation partnership born from the Phase 1 $1 million award last year. The partners include Alachua County Forever, Alachua Conservation Trust, The Conservation Trust for Florida, the Conservation Fund and several private individuals.  Through this project the partners leverage each other's resources and efforts to protect Alachua County's critical migratory bird wetland habitats - vital to resident bird populations as well. Click on the two-page summary from the application for more information. For the complete 3 MB application, click here.

For more information, contact Alachua County EPD Land Conservation Manager Ramesh Buch at 264-6800



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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