Columbia Basin environmental projects receive funding
Forty-five environmental projects throughout the Columbia Basin will be receiving a total of $580,000 in support in 2011-12 from Columbia Basin Trust through its environmental initiatives program.
“It is a priority for Columbia Basin Trust to encourage long-term stewardship of Basin resources and help build the capacity of residents to take action in meeting environmental challenges,” said Kindy Gosal, director, water and environment. “We have been supporting residents, community groups and organizations since 2002 on projects that focus on reducing impacts on regional aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We are excited about being able to help all the eligible projects.”
The environmental initiatives program provides support to community-initiated and supported projects, and includes a small grants stream geared at projects under $10,000 and a large grants stream for projects up to $20,000.
Over the past 10 years, the environmental initiatives program has provided approximately $4.5 million in funding for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the Basin.
For more information about the environmental initiatives program, visit cbt.org/eip. To learn more about the Columbia Basin Trust’s other environmental priorities, visit cbt.org/environment.
The Trust delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about their programs, visit cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.