NDP MLA Chant says new facilities at Maplewood Flats will help more people connect with nature and culture

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NORTH VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Susie Chant says a grant for a local not-for-profit will help people connect to nature and Tsleil-Waututh culture at Maplewood Flats.

“The area of Maplewood Flats has been culturally and ecologically important to Tsleil-Waututh people since time immemorial,” said Susie Chant, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour. “These new facilities will help restore these connections and allow more people to enjoy and engage with this unique site.”

The Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia is receiving $217,775 to create infrastructure in the park to advance connections between Tsleil-Waututh Nation members and the site.

The project will include two outdoor classrooms and work spaces, six interpretive panels, a Coast Salish Demonstration Garden, a harvest table, an innovation studio, and updates to signage to deliver programming.

The Community Gaming Grants program is providing $5.3 million to 49 not-for-profits that will allow them to make improvements to expand services to people. This funding is part of the $140 million distributed annually to not-for-profit organizations that deliver services and make life better for people throughout British Columbia.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28244

The full list of grant recipients for this round of funding is available here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CGG_Capital_Project_Grants_2022-23.pdf