“We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to protect and preserve (our) waterways, ensuring that we continue to be responsible stewards of the environmental, economic, and social impacts the Great Lakes have on our daily lives.” – Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey
A News Release from the Niagara Centre Constituency Office of Federal Liberal MP Vance Badawey
Posted January 24th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Welland, Ontario – Across the country, Canadians are leading grassroots action to protect the environment, tackle plastic pollution, conserve nature, and protect our waterways. These initiatives are creating good local jobs and improving the environment for the next generation.
This January 24th, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, launched the annual call for proposals for eight environmental funding programs. These programs will contribute to community-based projects that will have positive and measurable impacts on the environment and Canadians.
For example, potential projects funded this year could help contribute directly to the recovery of species at risk, address plastic pollution and climate change, restore and protect water quality in the Great Lakes.
“I am excited to work with stakeholders throughout Niagara, including our municipal partners and educational institutions, to put in place Great Lakes Protection and Revival initiatives,” said MP Vance Badawey.
“Lake Erie, the St. Lawrence Seaway, including the Welland Canal are vital to our way of life. We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to protect and preserve these waterways, ensuring that we continue to be responsible stewards of the environmental, economic, and social impacts the Great Lakes have on our daily lives.”
Indigenous communities, landowners, environmental groups, schools, other levels of government and businesses are invited to apply.
For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply for funding, please follow the links below.
“Canadians across the country are stepping up with innovative solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. I encourage all eligible groups with innovative environmental projects to apply for funding. We look forward to supporting initiatives that will have a positive impact on our community and natural environment.” – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- Over the past four years, an average of 264 projects per year received grants and contributions funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
- The EcoAction Community Funding Program, just one of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s environmental funding programs, has helped engage over 2.7 million Canadians in positive environmental activities since 2006.
* Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk<https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/aboriginal-fund-species-risk.html>
* Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk<https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/habitat-stewardship-species-at-risk.html>
*EcoAction Community Funding Program<https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/ecoaction-community-program.html>
* Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives<https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/programs/atlantic-ecosystems-initiatives.html>
* Great Lakes Protection Initiative<https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/great-lakes-protection/funding.html>
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