Apr 04 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $165,000 FOR THE WHEELER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IN DECATUR

WASHINGTON, D. C.--- U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that $165,333 will be released from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge System in Decatur for the development of a Wildlife Drive.

Senator Shelby said, “The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, providing habitat to numerous species of birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals, is a treasure in Alabama. Covering over 34,000 acres in Alabama, Wheeler NWR is also home to 10 federally listed endangered or threatened species. I am pleased these funds are being released for the development of a Wildlife Drive so visitors may enjoy the splendor of this refuge,” Shelby concluded.

Senator Shelby secured these funds in the fiscal year 2005 federal appropriations process.

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