Province invests in Miramichi region environmental projects
May 19, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government is investing $300,600 from the Environmental Trust
Fund (ETF) this year in 11 projects in the Miramichi area.
Environment Minister Rick Miles made the announcement today.
"Our government is strongly committed to promoting environmental sustainability and supporting
environmental stewardship, and the investments made through the ETF go a long way towards doing just
that," said Miles.
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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of projects in the Miramichi area to be supported with
Environmental Trust Fund investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department
of Environment, 506-453-3700.
Miramichi area projects supported by the Environmental Trust Fund
- Tabusintac Watershed Association, Educating Stakeholders of the Tabusintac Watershed on the
Importance of Water Quality, $35,000;
- Comité Sauvons nos Rivières Néguac Inc., Climate Change Awareness Campaign, $14,000;
- Comité Sauvons nos Rivières Néguac Inc., Water Quality Improvement and Reducing Sedimentation in
Rivière des Caches, $15,000;
- Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee, Miramichi Water Classification, $85,000;
- Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee, Miramichi Watershed Management &
Environmental Stewardship, $25,000;
- Nature Conservancy of Canada - Atlantic Regional Office, Effectiveness Monitoring and Adaptive
Management for Climate Change in Coastal Nature Preserves, $15,000;
- Partenariat pour la gestion intégrée du bassin versant de la baie de Caraquet, Beach Sweep, $30,000;
- Société des Estuaires et du littoral, My Littoral, My Protector, $12,000;
- NSMDC-AAROM, Solid Waste Management - Recycling, Education and Awareness, $20,000; and
- NSMDC-AAROM, Predicting the Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Storm Surges on New Brunswick
Mi'gmaq Communities, $30,600.