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News Release

Government of Canada Invests in a Community Environmental Project in Nova Scotia

BEAR RIVER, N.S. – November 4, 2013 – Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced $48,000 in funding spread over two years from the EcoAction Community Funding Program for a new environmental project for Bear River, Nova Scotia.

 “Our Government is taking real action to address the environmental priorities of Canadians and to ensure we have clean air, clean water, and biologically diverse land for generations to come,” said MP Kerr. “EcoAction Community Funding supports community groups and organizations across the country, who are taking concrete action through on-the-ground environmental projects in their collectivities. The Government of Canada is proud to partner with these organizations all over the country that are committed to conserving Canada’s environment for the future.”

The Community Seven Paddles Clean Water Project offers an opportunity for Bear River community members to become engaged in the improvement of their local water quality and biodiversity. Local community efforts make a difference for the environment.

The EcoAction Community Funding Program supports projects that engage Canadians to rehabilitate, protect or enhance the natural environment, and builds the capacity of communities and individuals to ensure future protection. This year, the Government of Canada is providing $4.5 million for over 83 new projects under this Program.

More information about the EcoAction Community Funding Program is available on Environment Canada’s website, at http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction.                         

Related documents:
The Government of Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program [Backgrounder]

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Kennedy
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of the Environment
819-997-1441

Arnold LeBlanc
Regional Executive Assistant
Office of MP Greg Kerr
902-742-6808

Media Relations
Environment Canada
819-934-8008

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