Northern Virginia QUWF Receives 95 Express Lane Grant
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“We are pleased to announce that our Northern Virginia QUWF Chapter has received an Environmental Management Grant as part of the 95 Express Lanes Grant Program” states Craig Alderman, Executive Director of QUWF. The grant will be used around the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia to help with sediment and erosion control/storm water management. “This is a great example of our QUWF chapters using the flexibility and initiative of our founding principles to reach out and cover multiple upland specie issues and projects that then benefit not only upland species but clean water in one of our nation’s most pristine water ways” Alderman points out.
“We, as a QUWF chapter, are very active in working on many needs of our region and local area, from quail habitat restoration on national parks, conservation seed programs, youth outreach and this project for the Chesapeake Bay area” explains Bob Maesto, captain of the project for the QUWF Chapter. “We also will be partnering with others to make this particular project the best it can be” Maetso states. “QUWF gives us the flexibility and control of our finances locally to reach out to all types of projects important to our region, local communities and our state supporting us with biological guidance, leadership and encouragement” Maesto concludes.
“Using the multi-specie approach of QUWF allows chapters the flexibility to choose projects important to their local area, their region and their state if they choose and manage those projects and take the overall credit for successful completion” states Nick Prough, Chief Wildlife Biologist for the National Conservation Organization.
As of June 2014, QUWF and its local chapters and members have impacted 2.6 million acres of wildlife habitat and it’s chapters spent $138 Million Dollars in their local communities. That is “Turnin-the-Dirt™”.
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.™, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organization, serves its members and chapters nationwide, providing a strong local source of habitat focus on all upland wildlife with population recovery. Millions of dollars of habitat work have been completed by its members over the years on millions of acres of both private and public lands, that work continues with a renewed vitality. Our chapters from coast to coast, provide the grass roots, local habitat work that is making a difference each and every day. For more information or to join QUWF please visit our website at www.quwf.net.