From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Alabama has received a grant that will be dispersed over the next five years to enhance three of its freshwater conservation projects.
These include ecologically reconnecting portions of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, protecting habitat for threatened species and clean water for drinking and recreation in the Locust Fork River and working to solve urban storm water problems to help prevent deadly flooding in Birmingham.
“We strive to create science-based solutions for urgent conservation issues, and this transformational gift will allow us to better protect both Alabama’s world-class freshwater resources and the communities that rely on them,” said TNC in Alabama State Director Mitch Reid. “Meaningful, impactful and lasting conservation efforts require both time and money, but without the support of companies and individuals, the long-term costs could be exponentially more.”
Alabama conservation partner and TNC supporter, Birmingham-based EBSCO Industries, is providing grant funding for these projects over the course of the next five years.
“We’re happy to continue supporting TNC and its ability to turn ideas and conversations into action and conservation,” Dell Brooke, EBSCO Community Impact Committee Chair.
For more information about TNC and its projects, click the link here.