10 Miramichi-area projects supported with Environmental Trust Fund investments (09/07/16)

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July 16, 2009

MIRAMCHI (CNB) - More than $271,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) is being invested this year in 10 projects that will be environmentally beneficial to the Miramichi region, Environment Minister T.J. Burke announced today.

"These ETF investments in the Miramichi region demonstrate our government's strong commitment to promoting environmental sustainability and environmental stewardship in New Brunswick," said Burke. "To achieve self-sufficiency by 2026, New Brunswick must be proactive in fostering environmental sustainability so that our communities will continue to be healthy places to live, be attractive to residents, and be drivers of economic growth."

Each year the ETF provides significant support to community-based initiatives to restore, improve, preserve and protect air, land and water resources in New Brunswick.

The department announced in April 2009 that almost $4 million from the ETF would be invested in 167 environmental projects throughout New Brunswick in 2009-10.

"Through the promotion of environmental stewardship, climate change, and capacity-building activities in all regions of New Brunswick, this year's projects will be effective in helping our province reach the goals of the New Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan, and achieve environmental sustainability," said Burke.

Revenue for the fund comes from about half of the environmental fee paid on redeemable beverage containers in New Brunswick.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of projects in the Miramichi region to be supported with ETF investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs officer, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.

Projects supported with ETF investments