Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Federal Gov't News
Helping Mom Nature
Funds for fisheries habitat restoration
Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Strahl
ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program (RFCPP).
Over the next three years the RFCPP will provide $28 million across the country to support habitat restoration projects led by recreational fishing and angling groups; conservation organizations; and Indigenous groups.
“The program has been wildly successful in encouraging the completion of habitat restoration projects across the country including significant investments in our own local waterways,” said Strahl.
Examples of past local projects include:
As part of the National Conservation Plan, the RFCPP was created in 2013 by the Conservative Government to restore Canada’s recreational fisheries habitat and support the sustainability and ongoing productivity of recreational fisheries.
Applications for funding for this latest round of the program are being accepted by Fisheries and Oceans from March 11 to April 22, 2016. For additional program information, as well as the application form and guidelines, please visit:
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