Alabama will now be eligible for up to $100,000 a year in federal funds to address aquatic invasive species like carp and plants.
The state’s conservative agency says the US Fish and Wildlife Service recently approved the state’s plan for pest management. This decision opens the door to money.
The state pushed to complete the plan due to the presence of invasive carp in the Tennessee River system. Invasive plant species found in Alabama are also of concern.
The state says it will seek money in the 2022 funding round.
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