From our DNR partners:
Georgia DNR and by natural extension, the GPCA, has been awarded the 2020 US Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Challenge Grant. The award is over $779,000 in federal funds for a 5-year project to advance safeguarding recovery goals for 14 federally listed plant species. The funds couldn’t come at a better time for GPCA to:
– Provide critical financial support to foundational GPCA partners
– Bring start-up funds and technical knowledge to new conservation horticulture partners
– Establish a framework for working with US Fish and Wildlife Service at a national level
Thanks so much everyone for your help and trust in creating this project! In 2021 the work begins!
~ Lisa Kruse, Senior Botanist, DNR