Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bottomlands project given $20,000 grant

ANGLETON — To help with the acquisition of land for Columbia Bottomlands, a $20,000 grant was donated by the winning team of the 11th annual Great Texas Birding Classic.
“The timing came together really well,” said Mike Lange, a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “We’re hoping to add an additional 46 acres.”
The grant money was donated to the Bottomlands project by the Reliant Energy Environmental Partners, the first-prize-winning team of this year’s Great Texas Birding Classic, coordinated by the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.
Money raised by the birding classic helps fund land protection efforts and public viewing enhancements down the Texas Gulf Coast, said Cecilia Riley, the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory’s executive director.

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