Michael Amaral, USFWS: 603/223-2541
Jane Vachon, NHF&G: 603/271-3211
Julie Klett, N.H. Audubon: 603/224-9909
February 18, 2005

Media Event Set for February 23, 2005
Fund Established to Protect Merrimack River Bald Eagle Habitat

CONCORD, N.H. -- Members of the media are invited to attend an event announcing a new fund to help conserve bald eagle habitat along the Merrimack River on Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chimney Room of Public Service of New Hampshire's Energy Park at 780 North Commercial Street in Manchester. The Bald Eagle Habitat Conservation Fund will be set up through a joint effort involving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire Audubon and the office of Senator John Sununu. It is part of an agreement between developers and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and N.H. Fish and Game regarding construction on land near the Merrimack River in Manchester used as wintering habitat by bald eagles.

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