44 local projects receive funding through the new Great Lakes Local Action Fund
Recipients of Provincial Funding Include Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
A News Release from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Posted July 19th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
TORONTO — The Ontario government has selected 44 community-based projects to receive $1.9 million in funding through the Great Lakes Local Action Fund, which supports local projects that protect and restore the Great Lakes.
“The health of the Great Lakes is closely connected to our province’s health and prosperity – supplying water to our communities, sustaining traditional activities of Indigenous peoples and providing healthy ecosystems for recreation and tourism,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
“This funding allows local organizations and groups to take environmental actions in their own communities – building a better future with clean, green growth.”
The 44 projects are led by community-based organizations, municipalities, conservation authorities and Indigenous communities and organizations across Ontario, from Ottawa to Thunder Bay. Projects were selected following a competitive review process.
Some of the Recipients include:
- Niagara Chapter Trout Unlimited Canada, Project Title: Bring Back the Brookies, Project Description: Engage local community groups and residents in a restoration and learning discovery program (Bring Back the Brookies) to preserve and protect aquatic habitat in Upper Twelve Mile Creek, a tributary of Lake Ontario. Participants will engage in planting vegetation and cleaning up shorelines to support improvements to water quality, reduce erosion and sedimentation, expand habitat connectivity, and mitigate climate change. – Funding amount $47,875.00
- Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Project Title: Niagara’s Visual Assessment Survey Tool (VAST), Project Description:Launch a citizen science initiative to fill data gaps for nuisance algae and shoreline erosion rates and water level changes in the Niagara area. – Funding amount $48,940.00
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