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Wildlife projects get funding
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SOCIAL CIRCLE. — A Jekyll Island exhibit that explores shrimp trawling and marine life. A nature trail turned school classroom at an elementary school in Rome. A new educational program taking root and blooming fast at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
These are three of the 15 projects picked this year to receive funding for efforts that enhance wildlife education and viewing opportunities.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division awarded $65,814 from the Nongame Educational and Watchable Wildlife Projects Program.
The total is up from $54,175 in 2006. Sales of the state’s hummingbird and bald eagle license plates, coupled with the “Give Wildlife a Chance” State Income Tax Checkoff, fund the program overseen by the Nongame Conservation Section of Wildlife Resources.
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