A conservation proposal developed and coordinated by the Chesapeake Conservancy has been awarded $1 million by the Department of Defense to conserve land in the Nanticoke River corridor, a part of Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Atlantic Test Range. The award was made under the 2014 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program Challenge (REPI) and is one of only two this year, and one of only three since the REPI Challenge began.

The Chesapeake Conservancy’s proposal includes the conservation of more than 2,000 acres containing a high biodiversity of flora and fauna, priority working lands, and areas important to the continued operation of Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

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