NELSON – New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep people safe thanks to $354,200 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.
“Protecting the environment and keeping people safe are among our top priorities as a government, and we know community organizations are essential partners in this delivery,” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “That’s why we are providing these grants to some of our outstanding local organizations so they can continue the important work they do.”
In Nelson-Creston, the following community organizations are receiving funding for public safety work, which can include restorative justice, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency preparedness and community safety.
- Kaslo Search and Rescue- $20,000
- Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association- $9,500
- Nelson Search and Rescue Society- $67,300
- Nelson Cycling Club Society- $60,000
The following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:
- Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society- $33,000
- Wildsight Creston Valley Branch- $8,400
- Creston Community Seed Bank Society- $2,500
- Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Society- $16,500
- Kootenay Native Plant Society- $13,000
- Living Lakes Canada Society- $25,000
- Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society- $4,000
- Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society- $35,000
- West Kootenay Community EcoSociety- $60,000
More than $12 million in new funding for public safety and environment programs will support 281 non-profit organizations that are helping make life better for people throughout B.C.
Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MUNI0019-000376