The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was allocated $1.5 million for the Escribano Point region of the Yellow River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located northwest of the community of Holley. The funding will be used to acquire an additional 590 acres for the WMA.
The award represents the second phase of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit funding, which was created 18 months ago to aid natural resources affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The funding is part of a settlement reached with BP and Transocean to resolve certain criminal charges related to the spill.
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