13 projects in Caraquet region supported by Environmental Trust
Oct. 9, 2009
CARAQUET (CNB) - An investment of $278,500 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) will be
made in 13 environment friendly projects beneficial to the Caraquet region, 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 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 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 Miles.
Revenue for the ETF 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 Caraquet region to be supported with ETF
investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment,
Projects supported by ETF investments in the Caraquet area
- The Comité de Gestion Environnementale de la Rivière Pokemouche is receiving $44,000 to promote
better practices for living along waterways.
- The Comité de Gestion Environnementale de la Rivière Pokemouche is also receiving $10,000 to
educate school children about water quality, climate change and energy efficiency.
- The Club Loisir de la Rivière Caraquet is receiving $6,000 to teach students at l'école Terre des Jeunes
how to reduce their energy consumption.
- The Town of Lamèque is receiving $25,000 to continue its efforts to reduce odours by collecting and
composting algae from along the shoreline.
- The Parc Écologique de la Péninsule acadienne is receiving $2,500 to develop a new environmental
- Nature NB - Species at Risk is receiving $8,000 to protect the piping plover and its habitat by installing
- The Partenariat gestion intégrée du bassin versant de la baie de Caraquet is receiving $39,000 to
continue to implement the provisional water classification plan in partnership with landowners.
- The Partenariat gestion intégrée du bassin versant de la baie de Caraquet is also receiving $10,000 to
educate the public about climate change.
- The Association des Bassins Versant de la Grande et la Petite Rivière Tracadie is receiving 29,000 to
improve water quality within its watershed.
- The Association des Bassins Versant de la Grande et la Petite Rivière Tracadie is also receiving
$25,000 to encourage individuals to take action on climate change.
- The Association des Bassins Versant de la Grande et la Petite Rivière Tracadie is receiving a further
$30,000 to improve water quality in the area.
- The Association des Bassins Versant de la Grande et la Petite Rivière Tracadie is receiving, moreover,
$20,000 to store and catalogue a plant collection of the Acadian Peninsula.
- The Société des Estuaires et du Littoral is receiving $30,000 to assess and document the various
characteristics of a section of coastline in the Tracadie-Sheila area.