Canada invests $25 million to protect wetlands and grasslands in the Prairies

Diana PerezBanner, News, Uplands, Wetlands

“Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced more than $25 million in funding to conserve, restore, and enhance critical wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie provinces”

“Manitoba Habitat Conservancy will receive up to $2.4 million over three years for projects to conserve, restore, and enhance management of threatened grasslands and wetlands in order to store carbon while providing a range of other benefits for local communities in the agricultural zone of southwestern Manitoba, including improving water quality and supporting wildlife habitat.”

“Our team at the Manitoba Habitat Conservancy is very excited about the new opportunities these funds provide. This is a significant investment in Manitoba, its landowners, and its landscapes. It will have lasting benefits for wildlife and people alike. The investment comes at an important transition time for our organization, as we recently became a registered charity. These new funds will allow us to perfectly meld our traditional wildlife conservation mandate with climate change mitigation through nature-smart solutions,” says MHC Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Carlyle.

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada. Click here for the full news release or watch the video.

For more information contact Stephen Carlyle at 204.784.4350