Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon released their Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund expenditure plan, AB 1613, this week. We are happy to see that the Senate has included a $30M allocation to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for wetland and watershed restoration projects.
We applaud Senator deLeon and the Senate – their GGRF plan would provide critical resources to support California’s salmon and steelhead through wetland and watershed restoration.
Executive Director, Curtis Knight, is enthusiatic about the plan stating,
This allocation recognizes the importance natural resource restoration projects can play in carbon sequestration. Healthy wetlands, meadows, estuaries and rangelands all have tremendous potential to sequester carbon and as well as provide important habitat to fish and wildlife.”
We urge the House to support AB1613.
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