2016 “Waters to Watch” List Demonstrates Strength of Partners

(Washington, DC) - The National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its list of 10 “Waters to Watch” for 2016, a collection of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes and watershed systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition. These voluntary, locally-driven projects represent some of the top conservation activities in progress implemented by 19 regional Fish Habitat Partnerships throughout the country.

2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Project Funding Awarded to FHPs

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has awarded $1,826,156 to 18 of the 19 Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHP) under the National Fish Habitat Partnership, for projects to be implemented in 2016. This project funding is in addition to $1,350,00 for the operational support that 18 of the 19 FHPs received in 2016. The breakdown of project funding by FHP received from the USFWS is listed below.

Beyond the Pond Non-Profit Established to Benefit The National Fish Habitat Partnership

(Washington, DC) – The National Fish Habitat Fund, marketed under the brand Beyond the Pond, has launched a website and proactive communication platform to benefit the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Beyond the Pond, a 501(c)3 organization which received IRS approval in 2015, was established to help build capacity for the 19 Fish Habitat Partnerships established across the country by providing an opportunity to connect with the private sector.

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