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Ken Salazar
Nearly $2 million in grants to restore Eastern Shore habitat

Nearly $2 million in federal grants have been awarded to protect and restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore, including a portion to enhance wildlife habitat on a 950-acre former bird sanctuary whose owner just donated the development rights to the state. The two Maryland projects announced Tuesday by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar were part of $20.5 million in grants handed out in 13 states. Point Pleasant Farm, a former National Audubon Society sanctuary at the mouth of the Choptank River, was selected to receive a $1 million grant. Half of it is to be spent restoring wetlands on about a third of the Talbot County tract, flooding meadows and woods and planting water-tolerant trees,...