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North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) Meeting Announcement

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice of meeting.


The Council will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). The meeting is open to the public.


March 4, 2003, 1 p. m.


The meeting will be held at the Department of the Interior, South Penthouse, 18th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20240. The Council Coordinator is located at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP 4501-4075, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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David A. Smith, Council Coordinator, (703) 358-1784 or

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In accordance with NAWCA (Pub. L. 101-233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 13, 1989, as amended), the State-private-Federal Council meets to consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement and management projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the Commission. Proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available through the NAWCA Web site at Proposals require a minimum of 50 percent non-Federal matching funds. Eighteen Canadian proposals will be considered at the Council meeting. The tentative date for the Commission meeting is June 18.

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Dated: February 20, 2003.

Paul R. Schmidt,

Assistant Director—Migratory Birds and State Programs.

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[FR Doc. 03-4877 Filed 2-28-03; 8:45 am]