Flyway Funding News Release

Flyway Funding News Release


National Wildlife Refuge System
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
W28488 Refuge Road Trempealeau, WI 54661
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Edeler (608) 539-2311, ext. 6
August 4, 2021 Wildlife Refuge Specialist Flyway Trail Funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Brandon Jutz, Regional Transportation Coordinator for U.S Fish & Wildlife Service has confirmed that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Headquarters has committed to spending $700,000 as a match for the $1.2 million FLAP grant already secured. These funds will be used to complete the 2.8 miles remaining of the Flyway Trail between the Buffalo Town Hall and the Marshland access on the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. With this funding the project should be able to commence construction in 2022. SEH Engineering has been selected as the engineering firm responsible for Phase 2.
For more information about the Flyway Trail project visit https://flywaytrail.com/ For more information about the Refuge visit our website at
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/trempealeau/ or call (608)539-2311, ext. 6.
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1936, lies within the Mississippi River flyway. This 6,446-acre Refuge contains rolling prairies, rich wetlands and bottomland forests, which support a variety of wildlife species. It is an isolated backwater, providing needed resting and feeding areas for waterfowl and other birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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