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Organizations across Canada have taken action to restore, enhance and conserve our natural environment. Read about successfully completed EDF projects carried out in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, and Pacific and Yukon regions.
(New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador)
1. Rehabilitation Project to Construct Nesting Shelters
Ducks Unlimited Canada received $14,565 to install nesting shelters to improve feeding and breeding rates of the eider bird population on islands located in Main Brook and Roddickton, Newfoundland and Labrador, and to hold education sessions to rebuild stewardship capacity amongst local youth. Fines received in violation of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
Total project value: $42,085
2. Research Project to Monitor Seabird Populations for Oil Spill Preparedness
The Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station received $25,000 to identify and map the feeding distributions of shearwaters and gulls in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, to improve planning, training and response to oil spills. Fines received in violation of the Canada Shipping Act 2001, s. 193.
Total project value: $227, 000
1. Restoration and awareness project on watercourses degradation
The Conseil régional de l'environnement de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Abitibi-Témiscamingue regional environment council) was granted $200,000 for bank revegetation and to raise public awareness to prevent the degradation of watercourses in the Témiscamingue MRC territory. Fines were received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $228,370
2. Restoration Project in the Témiscamingue Region
The Société d'aide au développement des collectivités du Témiscamingue(Society to promote collectivity development in the Témiscamingue region) was granted $110,000 to ensure the free movement of fish and reduce sediment input in yellow walleye spawning grounds in lakes and rivers of the Kipawa controlled harvesting zone in Témiscamingue. Fines were received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $142,550
1. Restoration project to improve water quality
The Couchiching Conservancy received $20,000 to improve water quality in Simcoe County by installing 1500 metres of cattle exclusion fencing, and planting 500 trees and shrubs to reduce erosion and provide habitat for sensitive grassland species. Fines were received in violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Total project value: $40,790
2. Rehabilitation Project
The Niagara River Restoration Council received $13,135 to remove three major barriers to fish migration, and to create 300 metres of habitat to stabilize stream banks and improve water quality in the Niagara River watershed. Fines received in violation of section 38(4) of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $98,605
(Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba and Saskatchewan)
1. Research and Development Project to Monitor Contaminants in Arctic Landfills
The University of British Columbia received $75,000 to study the long-term and cumulative effects of contaminants in soils, surface water and groundwater in Arctic landfills, to protect fish habitat from deleterious substances identified in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Fines received in violation of subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value $107 880
2. Project to Solve Illegal Hunting Cases
SASKTIP inc. received $10,000 to develop promotional materials to generate information from the public that might help apprehend and convict individuals involved in illegal hunting activities in northern Saskatchewan. Conducted jointly with Saskatchewan Environment, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Environment Canada. Fines received in violation of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
Total project value: $10,000
(British Columbia and Yukon)
1. Restoration and Education Project to Improve Water Quality
The North Shore Stream Keepers received $15,068 to develop a multi-site water quality monitoring program to restore local watersheds along MacKay Creek and to hold education sessions to encourage action by local residents. Fines received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $26,228
2. Restoration and Habitat Recovery of Burrard Inlet
The Pacific Wildlife Foundation received $48,680 to restore historic Burrard Inlet eelgrass beds to recover dependant fish and bird populations. Fines received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $114,490
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