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LCRA provides water for wildlife in Matagorda County, first time in 3 years

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 8, 2015 – Waterfowl and shorebirds winging their way to Matagorda County and the Texas Mid-Coast will find more available habitat thanks to collaboration between the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), private landowners and Ducks Unlimited.

NFWF, NRCS support Ducks Unlimited conservation on working lands in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – August 27, 2015 – Ducks Unlimited received a $4-million award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Gulf Coast Conservation Grants Program to support wetland restoration on private lands in southern Louisiana. The grant will be matched with more than $650,000 from Ducks Unlimited and partners.

Ducks Unlimited gets NFWF grant to plan Galveston Bay restoration project

GALVESTON, Texas – Nov. 19, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently received $125,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) managed Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to coordinate a restoration project for part of the Galveston Bay system. The Greens Lake Marsh Restoration Project will seek to remedy harm to natural resources resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as mandated by the agreement governing the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Waterfowl among first beneficiaries of oil spill criminal settlement

HOUSTON – Nov. 15, 2013 – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced five projects to restore and enhance habitats for species impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster, including the Gulf Coast Migratory Waterfowl Enhancement Project. Funded through the NFWF-administered Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, these are the first restoration projects in Texas resulting from the RESTORE Act.

Portion of funds from $4.5 billion BP settlement to benefit Gulf Coast fish and wildlife

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nov. 15, 2012 - BP announced today that it will plead guilty to several criminal charges under a settlement agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice over its role in the 2010 disaster involving the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, in which an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. Under the terms of the settlement, BP will pay approximately $4.5 billion in installments over a five-year period, with nearly $2.4 billion going to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), an independent non-profit conservation group chartered by Congress in 1984.

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