Conservation

Bid4Birds Application Deadline Extended

Bid4Birds Application Deadline Extended

The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation (Foundation) is extending the enrollment period for its Fall 2020 Bid4Birds Habitat Program which funds specific projects to provide shallow flooded habitat. The Foundation will be accepting applications until 5 pm Monday, July 20. If you are interested in the program please check out the details and consider submitting a bid on the website.

If you have any questions about the program please visit the Foundation website (calricewaterbirds.org) or contact Luke Matthews at lmatthews@calrice.org or (916) 607-8988.

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