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City of Huntsville applauds Mazda-Toyota Manufacturing USA’s efforts to help protect Spring Pygmy Sunfish

Published on December 20, 2018

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc., announced today they will partner with environmental groups to support local efforts to protect the Spring Pygmy Sunfish near the site of the new MTMUS facility. The City of Huntsville released the following statement about today’s announcement:

“Huntsville is pleased to see partner participation in addition to the City’s long-term efforts with U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) to preserve the habitat of the Spring Pygmy Sunfish.  Huntsville has remained steadfast in its long-term efforts in monitoring, protecting,  and sustaining this area of habitat near the megasite property with USFWS and adjacent property owners.  We believe that with a focus on preservation of a habitat area, the Spring Pygmy Sunfish will continue to thrive and increase in population such that new habitat areas can be established similar to the recently announced Blackwell Swamp population located within the National Wheeler Wildlife Refuge.  With this collaborative effort by multiple organizations,  the future for the Spring Pygmy Sunfish will be stable and possibly no longer be threatened.  Thanks to partners at Mazda and Toyota, there will be dedicated funding to continue this effort to ensure this pristine environment may exist for generations to come.”