Maine gets $2.3M to protect coastal land

Posted Dec. 27, 2010, at 11:24 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding $2.3 million to Maine to restore and protect coastal wetlands.

The money goes to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for three projects in Harpswell, Maquoit Bay in Brunswick and the Pleasant River estuary in Washington County.

The Portland Press Herald says the Pleasant River project will protect 170 acres and 6,200 feet of shoreline around Long and Seal coves. The Maquoit Bay project will preserve 237 acres and 1,507 feet of shoreline and the Harpswell project will protect 87 acres and 1,883 feet of shoreline.

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