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FY 2008 NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program - Funded Projects

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Discovering the Rich Heritage of the NOAA Incident Meteorologist (IMET) Program $15,000
The rich heritage of the IMET program is preserved in the form of narratives, pictures, time lines, podcasts, and more.

Muskegon Maritime Heritage Walkway $14,000.
A maritime heritage walkway will be created and will link to city parks and federal properties. The walkway will be enhanced with interpretive signage, thereby engaging the public in the local maritime industries, cultural heritage and current work.

Remembrance of Things Past: Shifting Expectations and Target for Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay $4,400
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will examine the way fishing communities and the seafood industry has changed in the lower Hampton Roads portion of the Chesapeake Bay over the last 100 years. This project will focus on the rise and fall (and rise again) of the once world-famous Lynnhaven oysters. The project will produce exhibit materials for display at Nauticus and other regional museum partners.

TED Tales: Preserving an Celebrating a History of Innovation in NOAA Fisheries and the Shrimping Industry $18,000
Partnering with the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi and various Sea Grant programs, this project will collect and preserve early 1980s Turtle Excluder Device (TED) prototypes and oral histories from the inventors of early TEDs, the NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant personnel central to the development of TEDs, and local shrimpers about their experiences using the early TEDs.

Histories and Stories of the National Weather Service's River Forecast Centers $1,500
Through interviewing retired personnel, the history of the River Forecast Centers was documented and placed on a website hosted by the NWS Office of Hydrologic Development (OHD).

Kahalu’u Bay Cultural Heritage Project $16,000
Building on the successful Environmental Education Project, originally supported by the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, this project continues the multi-faceted educational effort to protect and preserve Kahalu’u Bay, a small and shallow premier snorkeling site on Hawai’i Island.

Leadlines, Multi-beam and Air Gap: A Historical Perspective for Grade-schoolers Using Interactive Displays $4,900
This project will develop two interactive displays. The first, Nautical Charting, will explain the evolution of nautical charting form early leadline use to present day multibeam sonar. The second exhibit, Navigating in the 21st Century, will engage students in how ships safely transport cargo to and from port.

Soldiers to Science: Fort Crockett and NOAA Services for Galveston $18,000.
To engage the public in understanding the work that NOAA has historically done on Galveston Island, an exhibit featuring the history of Fort Crockett was developed. Permanent outdoor signage was also created to enhance the public's knowledge of how NOAA Services continue to benefit society.

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