Budget deal gives $6M for Delaware River Basin restoration

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – The budget deal signed by President Donald Trump on Friday includes $6 million to help restore the Delaware River Basin.

The Interior Appropriations bill, passed to avoid another government shutdown, gives an extra $1 million to the Delaware River Restoration and Conservation Program compared to last year.

The program was created in 2016 through federal legislation and is overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It gives technical assistance and grants to New Jersey, nonprofits, municipalities and surrounding states to fight habitat degradation, invasive species and climate change …

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