Grant will help New Jersey protect wetlands and migratory birds

    The New Jersey Environmental Protection Department plans to use a grant to buy five parcels of land in Middle Township.

    The $1 million grant will add 140 acres to the Cape May Wetlands Wildlife Management Area, according to the Associated Press, which already has 17,000 acres. Federal dollars will help protect ecologically sensitive wetlands between the Garden State Parkway and barrier islands that several migratory bird species call home.

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