The Ducks Unlimited Western Regional Office is extremely proud to announce that The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant to the continued restoration of San Pablo National Wildlife Refuge in the Bay Area, specifically on Skaggs Island and Sears Point.
The Long Foundation seeks to conserve the natural environment of Northern California and Hawaii by supporting efforts in the areas of habitat preservation, access to public lands, environmental education and scientific research. And in many ways the Skaggs and Sears Point projects in the North Bay line up perfectly with their organizational goals.
“We’re proud and honored to partner with DU and all the other stakeholders who are making such important contributions to these projects,” said Nick Piediscalzi, president of The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation. “We look forward to seeing tangible, lasting restoration that will benefit the public and numerous aquatic and terrestrial species alike.”
The grant will be spread over three years and will help fund nearly 1,000 acres of lasting habitat restoration at Sears Point and provide funding to jumpstart planning for another 4,400 acres at Skaggs Island. It will also include at least $500,000 of habitat restoration, all while improving public access at both sites. These landmark projects are two of the larger restoration initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area and the latest in a suite of efforts to restore the San Pablo Baylands to wetlands.
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