EcoAction Funding Supports Local Projects

May 23, 2014

 

EcoAction Funding Supports Local Projects

 

Ottawa, ON – Recently, the Federal Government announced that $4, 351,753 in funding will be made available to organizations in Canada through the EcoAction Community Projects. Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, was pleased to see that $99,270 in funding will be received by the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association in support of their “Six Streams Ecosystem Protection” project.

 

The EcoAction Community funding program supports projects that engage Canadians to rehabilitate, protect, or enhance the natural environment. All EcoAction projects must address one of the following four themes: clean air, clean water, climate change, and nature. It is estimated that for every dollar received through EcoAction, approximately $2.45 is leveraged from other funding partners.

 

Elizabeth Thorn, a member of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, stated that this funding will help improve the quality of water in streams and rivers in the area which will consequently lead to improved water quality in near shore waters of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.

 

“Protecting our waterways, including streams and rivers, remains a top priority for the Federal Government. Giving local organizations such as the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association the resources to carry out important projects is a vital step to ensure the protection of these waterways,” said Miller. “I commend the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association on all of the work that they are doing and encourage other local organizations to apply for funding through the EcoAction Community Projects program.”

 

The EcoAction Community Projects program is an annual funding program with a yearly deadline of November 1st.

 

For more information on the EcoAction Community Projects program, and for the online application form, please visit; http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/.

 

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