Friday January 26, 2024

Daily Republic

The Wildlife Conservation Board will consider at its next meeting awarding a $2.11 million grant to Ducks Unlimited for a fish screen project at the Montezuma Slough intake in the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.

The project is designed to improve water control infrastructure in the southeastern portion of the wildlife area, replacing and relocating deteriorated water intake and fish screen facilities within Montezuma Slough. It also would install new drain pipes within the managed wetlands and improve interior berms – all to secure the resiliency of 5,369 acres of managed wetlands in the Suisun Marsh.

The board meets at 9 a.m. Feb. 15 in the first-floor auditorium of the Natural Resources Building, 715 P St., in Sacramento.

Phase 1 of the project, in July 2020, received a $454,624 grant from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, using voter-approved Measure AA funding under the category of  Vital Fish, Bird and Wildlife Habitat Program. The project received another $1.26 million for Phase 2 in December 2022. The $1.71 million went to the Solano Resource Conservation District.

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