MAPLE RIDGE– New Democrat MLAs Beare and D’Eith say local organizations will be able to protect local ecosystems and keep animals safe thanks to over $140,000 from the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives.
“Our government knows that when it comes to protecting the environment and animals, local organizations know the needs of their community best,” said Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. “That’s why we are providing these grants to exceptional local organizations that work to make our communities stronger by protecting nature and animals.”
In Maple Ridge, the following local organizations are receiving funding for environmental initiatives, such as animal protection, conservation and environmental awareness programs:
- Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society- $24,000
- Alouette River Management Society- $54,450
- Paws for Hope Animal Foundation-$64,000
“Not-for-profit organizations work towards a safer and more sustainable future for both the people and the animals in our community,” says Bob D’Eith. “It’s great that our government is supporting their important work so they can make the community a better place for current and future generations to enjoy.”
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.