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Funds Awarded for Christina River

On September 9th, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Christina Conservancy will be awarded a grant from the 2020 Delaware River Watershed Conservation Fund. Almost $250,000 from this fund will support a multi-year effort to make the lower Christina and Brandywine Rivers in Wilmington fishable and swimmable.

The Christina Conservancy will use these funds to develop plans for the lower Christina & Brandywine River Remediation, Restoration and Resilience, or “CBR4“. Plans will include a cohesive vision, strategies and hands-on projects for addressing contamination and restoring fish and wildlife habitat in and around these rivers. The award is the result of a collaboration between the Christina Conservancy, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, BrightFields, Inc., Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and Sarver Ecological, with input and support from many others.

See the full press release here and learn more about CBR4 at http://www.christinaconservancy.org/cbr4/.