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New Mexico Works to Fight Climate Change in Fisheries

Release Date: 04/22/2011
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – April 22, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $171,897 to the New Mexico Environment Department to restore, protect and enhance water quality for Jaramillo Creek in North-central New Mexico. The project is a river restoration endeavor which will reduce temperature and sediment, allowing the river to be used as a coldwater fishery.

Climate change is an integral part of ecosystems and organisms have adapted to their regional climate over time. Climate change has the potential to alter ecosystems and the resources they provide.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/apr2011.html


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