MP Larry Miller Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for Funding through the National Wetland Conservation Fund

August 11, 2014

 

MP Larry Miller Encourages Local Organizations to Apply for Funding through the National Wetland Conservation Fund

 

Owen Sound, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging all eligible local organizations to apply for funding for local wetland restoration and enhancement projects through the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF).

 

As part of the recently announced National Conservation Plan, the Federal Government will be making $50 million available over the next 5 years to support projects aimed at supporting wetlands across Canada. Eligible recipients include: non-governmental organizations, Aboriginal organizations and communities, individuals, universities, conservation authorities, private corporations, as well as provincial, territorial and municipal governments and provincial Crown corporations.

 

Projects must address one of the three primary program objectives:

 

  1. Restore drained or lost wetlands on working and settled landscapes;
  2. Enhance the infrastructure and/or functionality of degraded wetlands; and
  3. Scientifically assess and monitor the health and functionality of wetlands and the species that use them.

 

“I am pleased to see that the Federal Government will be making significant funding available for projects that support wetlands in Bruce and Grey Counties and indeed across the country,” said Miller. “I strongly encourage all eligible recipients to apply for funding for local projects to support our wetlands.”

 

The NWCF will support a maximum of 50% of the total project cost. A minimum of 1:1 matching contributions (from non-federal sources) is required ($1 match for $1 NWCF funding).

 

The deadline for submissions for the 2014 Call for Proposals is August 29th, 2014.

 

For more information on the NWCF please visit; www.canada.ca/conservationplan.

 

 

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