Province invests in Saint John region environmental projects
May 21, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government is investing more than $554,000 from the
Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) this year in 30 projects in the Saint John area.
Environment Minister Rick Miles made the announcement today.
"Investments made through the ETF are a testament to the fact that our government is strongly committed
to promoting environmental sustainability and supporting environmental stewardship in the province,"
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 Saint John area to be supported with
Environmental Trust Fund investments. MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department
of Environment, 506-453-3700.
Saint John region projects supported by the Environmental Trust Fund
- Kings County Region Solid Waste Commission, Waste Reduction and Diversion in School District # 6,
- New Brunswick Environmental Network, Supporting Community Environmental Involvement,
- New Brunswick Environmental Network, Education for Sustainable Communities: Engaging Youth,
- Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee, Water Quality Activities for Water Classification,
- Hammond River Angling Association, Discovering Watershed Ecosystems - High School Education
- Hammond River Angling Association, Sustainable Farmland Riparian Restoration, $40,000;
- Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John, Advancing Environmental Priorities in Greater Saint John,
- Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John, The 2010 Green Network, $10,000;
- Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John, The 2010 Environmental Outreach and Engagement
- University of New Brunswick (UNB) - Saint John & Canadian Rivers Institute, Effects of Agricultural
Contaminants on Wetland Ecosystems in New Brunswick, $15,000;
- Crescent Valley Resource Centre, Crescent Valley Caring for the Environment, $15,000;
- UNB Saint John Students' Representative Council, UNB Saint John Students' Recycling Program
- Town of Grand Bay - Westfield, Nerepis Landing Wetlands Interpretive Site, $5,000;
- Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission, Two Bags or Less Campaign, $20,000;
- Eastern Charlotte Waterways, Recycling of Computer Waste in Southwestern NB, $10,000;
- Eastern Charlotte Waterways, Water Quality Monitoring for Lake Utopia, $25,000;
- Eastern Charlotte Waterways, An Integrated Assessment of the Magaguadavic River, $10,000;
- Town of St. Stephen, Maxwell Crossing Wellfield Improvement, $5,000;
- Quoddy Futures, VIPs doing VITs (Very Important People doing Very Important Things) - Youth
Experiential Education, $20,000;
- Quoddy Futures, Charlotte County Vernal Pool Inventory and Field Assessment, $10,000;
- Atlantic Salmon Federation, Fish Friends Incubation Unit Replacement, $7,500;
- South West Solid Waste Commission, South West Solid Waste Commission Public Outreach, $14,200;
- St. Croix International Waterway Commission, Implementing Water Classification in the St. Croix
- St. Croix International Waterway Commission, St. Croix River Management in Today's Environment,
- Canadian Rivers Institute UNB Fredericton & Saint John, State of the Environment Report for the St.
John River, $10,000;
- Fundy Baykeeper/Conservation Council, Marine and Shoreline Litter Reduction, $10,000;
- Nature Conservancy of Canada - Atlantic Regional Office, Effectiveness Monitoring and Adaptive
Management for Climate Change in Coastal Nature Preserves, $15,000;
- Nature Trust of New Brunswick, Taggarts Brook Upland and Marsh Securement (Bocabec), $20,000;
- Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Southwestern New Brunswick Renewable Energy
Information Hub, $30,000.