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SCMUA-WRWMG Awarded New Grant to Restore Culver Lake Golf Course

Friday, September 01, 2023


WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced 36 grant awards totaling over $14.9 million to improve wildlife habitat, enhance resilience to changing climatic conditions, and engage communities throughout the Delaware River watershed in conservation activities. Funding includes more than $4.5 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for six projects aimed at improving public access, recreational opportunities and water quality, as well as enhancing shoreline and critical habitat.

Ecological Uplift of the Former Culver Lake Golf Course in the Upper Paulins Kill Watershed (NJ)

Grantee: SCMUA-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group

Grant Amount: $274,800

Matching Funds: $510,700

Total Project Amount: $785,500

Restore and enhance 20 acres of floodplains, wetlands and headwater tributary corridors through riparian reforestation and floating treatment wetland installation on the former Culver Lake Golf Course in the Upper Paulins Kill Watershed. Project will provide best management practices that will improve water quality, enhance forested habitat connectivity for threatened and endangered species documented on site, and increase outdoor recreational opportunities.