June 4, 2010
AULAC (CNB) - The provincial government will invest $40,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) to restore and monitor the Beauséjour salt marsh. The announcement was made by Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Bernard LeBlanc.
"Our government is strongly committed to promoting environmental sustainability and supporting environmental stewardship," said LeBlanc. "I am pleased that the ETF could support this important project."
LeBlanc was speaking on behalf of Environment Minister Rick Miles.
The project involves the controlled breaching of sections of agricultural dikes on the Beauséjour marshland. It will help develop best-management practices for future dike realignments in the Bay of Fundy and will restore about 16 ha (40 acres) of salt marshes.
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 in 2010-11.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, public affairs, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.