Tuesday, September 1, 2009


WASHINGTON-- It was announced today a $299,700 grant to the City of Port Aransas for the Port Aransas Nature Preserve Conservation Project aimed at protecting more than 1,400 acres of land.

“The funding being made available today to Port Aransas will help preserve marine fisheries habitats, wetlands and uplands with the construction of a barrier for vehicles and a minimal impact trail,” U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz said. “The funds for this project are made available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

Once the project is completed, the Port Aransas Nature Preserve Conservation Project, residents of the Coastal Bend can use the nature friendly area for low-impact activities such as picnicking, day camping and fishing and for scientific and educational uses.

“We must always remain vigilant of ways to maintain our natural habitats throughout Texas, including the Coastal Bend area,” Ortiz said. “In the future, we will see families and friends enjoy this habitat.”

For more information about this award, call David Parsons at (361) 749-4111.

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