Ontario Community Environment Fund 2013 Grant Recipients
Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, Onaping watershed -- $26,455 to assess the health of Round Lake. The project will help determine past and present environmental impacts of area mining activities.
Corporation of the Town of Kapuskasing, Lower Kapuskasing watershed -- $9,400 to help stabilize the banks of the Kapuskasing Riverside Park bay to prevent erosion by planting trees. The project will also clear the area of driftwood and debris.
Credit River Anglers Association, Credit River-Sixteen Mile Creek watershed -- $37,986 to restore the forest along the Credit River. The project will help improve fish and wildlife habitat and water and air quality.
Elgin Market Public School, Penetangore watershed -- $19,586 to green and restore the school's play yard, and create an outdoor learning space.
Environmental Defence, Ganaraska watershed -- $23,462 to bring the Blue Flag program to the Ganaraska watershed. Blue Flag is an international voluntary eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict criteria.
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, Ganaraska watershed -- $26,665 to restore 250 metres of creek bank and reconnecting 18 kilometres of a cold water stream by removing barriers and planting vegetation along the creek bank.
Mattagami Regional Conservation Authority, Whitefish watershed -- $68,600 to implement a plan to restore the health of the Porcupine River watershed, including managing the fishery, and stabilizing the shoreline.
St. Clair Region Conservation Authority, Syndenham watershed -- $20,000 to conduct a baseline assessment of the Sydenham watershed. The project will share information with watershed residents and the public to encourage individual action to restore and conserve the watershed.
Town of Espanola, Spanish watershed -- $21,252 to help control the Eurasian watermilifoil, an invasive species, in Apsey Lake. The project will help protect the ecosystem while safeguarding the recreational use of the lake.
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Michipicoten-Magpie and Goulais River watersheds -- $21,900 to use native shrubs and grasses to re-vegetate areas around power transmission rights of way in the Michipicoten-Magpie and Goulais River watersheds.
Wahnapitae First Nation, North Wanapitei watershed -- $12,742 to continue a baseline assessment of the health of Post Creek to determine the past and present environmental impacts of mining activities in the area.