Oxbow Meadows Center receives $3.1M grant | News
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- Environmental groups are making an effort to save our ecosystem.
The Longleaf Stewardship Fund presented $3.1 million in public and private grants at the Oxbow Meadows Center in Columbus on Wednesday.
Longleaf pine forests are a major habitat for many animals like the indigo snake, gopher tortoise, and more.
The Director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation says this is the biggest fund they have received yet.
"The grant monies are used to do a couple of things," said Amanda Bassow, Eastern Partnership Director. "Primarily, we reach out to private landowners to help them engage in planting Longleaf where it once was ,or in maintaining and managing their Longleaf more successfully so that it is an abundant, sustainable resource."
Fort Benning will receive $350,000.
The money comes from sources of four federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Conservation Service, and Southern Company.
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