11 St. Andrews-area projects supported by Environmental Trust Fund (09/09/22)
Sept. 22, 2009
ST. ANDREWS (CNB) - The provincial government is investing $151,653 through the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) in 11 environment-friendly projects in the St. Andrews
area, Environment Minister Rick Miles announced today.
"Our government is strongly committed to promoting environmental sustainability and environmental stewardship in New Brunswick, and these ETF investments are a testament to
that fact," said Miles. "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 of Environment announced in April that almost $4 million from the ETF would be invested in 167 environmental projects 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 Miles.
Revenue for the fund comes from about half of the environmental fees paid on redeemable beverage containers in New Brunswick.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of projects in the St. Andrews region to be supported with ETF investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications,
Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.
Projects supported by ETF investments
- Quoddy Futures is receiving $20,000 to carry out annual monitoring to improve water quality in the St. Croix Estuary;
- Quoddy Futures is also receiving $15,000 to inform and involve the public and ecotourism operators in developing stewardship activities to protect the ecostyem;
- the Town of St. Andrews, in partnership with the Chamcook Watershed Preservation Committee, is receiving $7,500 to clean up illegal dump sites, to post No Dumping signage
and to deliver an educational program to discourage illegal dumping;
- Coastal Livelihoods Trust is receiving $10,000 to implement initiatives aimed at inspiring students to become stewards of the coastal environment, including the creation of an
- the Atlantic Salmon Federation is receiving $7,500 to upgrade five classrooms with new fish incubation systems;
- the Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine is receiving $15,000 to hold a symposium to advance ecosystem research supporting the future management of the
- Eastern Charlotte Waterways is receiving $10,000 to conduct a riparian (the area between land and a stream) land use survey around Lake Utopia to identify possible causes of
algae blooms and to develop a public awareness campaign about riparian health, water use, septic health, petroleum handling, residential development and pesticide use;
- Eastern Charlotte Waterways is also receiving $33,653 to develop partnerships with organizations and volunteers to collect computer waste in southwestern New Brunswick and
have it transported to an accredited facility for refurbishment or recycling;
- Eastern Charlotte Waterways is receiving a further $10,000 to conduct curriculum-related environmental education programs in schools;
- the South West Solid Waste Commission is receiving $10,000 to continue to deter illegal dumping by operating a street-side pick-up program for appliances; and
- the St. Croix International Waterway Commission is receiving $13,000 to inform and involve the public in implementing the watershed-level water classification regulation for
the St. Croix River.