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AI- 9517   4. B. 5.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 05/23/2018  
TPWD Conservation Grant Application
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Information
RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider the submission of a grant application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a conservation grant for the Native Habitat Plant Nursery project.
BACKGROUND
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Conservation Grants can be awarded to projects anywhere in Texas. The Great Texas Birding Classic has donated $918,500 in conservation funding to nature tourism and avian habitat restoration, enhancement, and acquisition projects throughout the state. Proposed activities may include projects on public or private lands that provide some level of public access. Projects should do one or more of the following: Benefit bird populations; Protect or enhance areas important to birds; Improve or enhance access for birders and wildlife watchers while protecting habitat for birds; Enhance or interpret the public’s experience in nature to increase conservation awareness.
DISCUSSION
The objectives of the proposed Native Habitat Plant Nursery project are to acquire and propagate native trees, shrubs, forbs, and vines that will be used to enhance neotropical migratory songbird habitat on coastal park lands. These efforts are expected to greatly benefit the long-term survival of neotropical migratory passerines that utilize this geographic area of South Texas during spring and fall migration events. The grant request totals $5,000 with no match required. Nueces County Coastal Parks will provide additional support for the project.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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Fund Transfers

Attachments
TPWD Conservation Grant Application

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