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McGuire announces major grant funding for North Coast


SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike McGuire is pleased to announce that several grants have been approved by the State Coastal Conservancy that will help the North Coast develop and implement local conservation, restoration and trails projects.

“The state Coastal Conservancy does incredible work and I was honored and excited to work with them to secure these dollars which will expand public access in local parks, restore endangered fish habitat and move critical environmental projects forward in Northern California,” Senator Mike McGuire said. 

Senator McGuire has been actively pushing for each of these grants throughout the Conservancy’s grant process.

In the Second Senate District (Marin County to the Oregon border), seven grants were approved at the Conservancy’s March meeting, totaling $1.77 million. The approved projects include:

  • $150,000 to the City of Healdsburg to develop the Fitch Mountain Public Access Plan in Sonoma County
  • $37,000 to the Sonoma Resource Conservation District to prepare the Sonoma County LandSmart Environmental Document
  • $25,434 to Friends of the Dunes and $47,075 to Redwood Community Action Agency to implement the Humboldt Bay Dunes and Marsh Restoration Project
  • $85,000 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to implement the Freshwater Farms Nature Trail Project and Improvements in Humboldt County
  • $950,000 in US Fish and Wildlife service funds and $500,000 in Conservancy funds to Humboldt County Resource Conservation District to implement the White Slough Restoration Project
  • $326,000 to the Smith River Alliance for the Hamilton Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project
  • $200,000 to California Trout, Inc. to prepare designs and permit applications for the Mad River Floodplain Restoration and Public Access Project and implement a pilot floodplain biofiltration project in Humboldt County