Environmental Trust Fund supports municipalities (10/05/19)

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May 19, 2010

MIRAMICHI (CNB) - The provincial government will invest $46,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) to help New Brunswick municipalities better adapt to climate change.



Local Government Minister Chris Collins made the announcement today in Miramichi at the bi-annual meeting of the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick.

"Our government is strongly committed to promoting environmental sustainability and to addressing the effects of climate change," said Collins. "I am proud that the ETF was able to support this important project."

Collins spoke on behalf of Environment Minister Rick Miles.

The funding will help the Fredericton Area Watersheds Association, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick Environment & Sustainable Development Research Centre, develop climate change adaptation strategies for municipalities.

"This funding will help to ensure that our communities have the tools and resources necessary to join us in addressing the effects of climate change in our province," said Collins. "Through this ETF support the project proponents will work to make our communities greener and more sustainable places to live."

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 that almost $4 million from the ETF would be invested in 172 environmental projects throughout New Brunswick in 2010-11.


MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.