RIPLEY, ON, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for
Huron—Bruce, on behalf of Canada's Environment Minister, the
Honourable Peter Kent, today announced funding from the EcoAction
Community Funding Program for a new environmental project in Bruce
County, Ontario. The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network will
receive $71,394 in federal funding over three years to improve water
quality by restoring and protecting riparian areas.
"Our government is committed to supporting groups that take action to
address the environmental priorities of their community," said MP
Lobb. "The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network is dedicated to
raising awareness and working towards clean water and a healthy
ecosystem in the Pine River area."
"Our government is taking real action to address the environmental
priorities of Canadians and ensure we have clean air, clean water, and
biologically diverse land for generations to come," said Minister Kent.
"EcoAction Community Funding supports community groups across the
country willing to take concrete action through on-the-ground
environmental projects. We are proud to partner with these
organizations that are committed to conserving Canada's natural
The goal of this project is to restore, improve and protect water
quality within the Pine River Watershed. To improve poor nearshore
water quality conditions, more than 28,000 trees will be planted and
cattle exclusion fencing will be installed. These activities will
contribute towards restoring 5 hectares of shoreline and 15 hectares of
"The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network (PRWIN) is thrilled to have
received funding through Environment Canada's EcoAction Community
Funding Program. This funding will support PRWIN in our work to restore
clean water and a healthy ecosystem to the Pine River Watershed, by
implementing several ‛on-the-ground' reforestation projects," said
Adrienne Mason, Projects Coordinator, PRWIN.
The EcoAction Community Funding Program supports projects that
rehabilitate, protect or enhance the natural environment, and builds
the capacity of communities and individuals to ensure future
protection. This year, the Government of Canada is providing over $4
million for over 100 new projects under this Program.
More information about the EcoAction Community Funding Program is
available on Environment Canada's website, at http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction.
For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement,
please visit the Web site of Environment Canada at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.
SOURCE: Environment Canada
For further information:
Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Media Relations
Office of the Minister of the Environment
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