Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fed Gov't News
reels in $46K for riparian, salmon stream work
Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark
Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser Canyon announced funding of $46,650
for Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition for the restoration of the
The local project is among
85 projects under the EcoAction Community Funding Program announced
by Minister of Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq.
"By partnering with local
stakeholders like the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, our
Government is making a real difference in the restoration of
important salmon habitat," said Strahl.
The restoration of the Hopedale Floodplain includes: the creation
and enhancement of off-channel salmon spawning and rearing habitats,
increasing diversity, planting and re-watering the riparian area,
and establishing trails and interpretive signage.
The EcoAction Community Funding Program supports the key priorities
of the National Conservation Plan (NCP), which was recently launched
by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The NCP will provide a shared and
coherent vision to advance conservation efforts across the country.
It will enable Canadians across the country to conserve and restore
lands and waters, and enhance the connections between citizens and
The Conservative Government recognizes the integral role that the
non-profit community groups and organizations play in helping
support conservation efforts across the country. The EcoAction
Community Funding Program supports projects that engage Canadians to
rehabilitate, protect or enhance the natural environment, and builds
the capacity of communities and individuals to ensure future
"Our Government's EcoAction Program supports real, tangible, local
action to help Canadian families enjoy a clean and healthy
environment. These projects will support the key pillars of our new
National Conservation Plan, by conserving and restoring our lands
and water and protecting Canada's rich natural heritage from coast
to coast to coast," said Minister Aglukkaq.
Since 2006 EcoAction has approved $38,649,632 in funding for 1006
projects that engage Canadians in direct environmental activities.
For more information about the EcoAction Community Funding Program
please visit Environment Canada's
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