Province invests in northeast environmental projects (10/05/12)

NB 719

May 12, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government is investing more than $586,100 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) in 32 projects in northeastern New Brunswick, Environment Minister Rick Miles announced today.

"I am pleased that the Environmental Trust Fund could provide support to these important environmental projects in northeastern New Brunswick," said Miles. "These investments demonstrate the provincial government's strong commitment to promoting environmental sustainability and supporting environmental stewardship."

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 172 environmental projects in 2010-11.

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 Northeast region to be supported with Environment Trust Fund investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.

Northeastern projects supported by Environmental Trust Fund