Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program offers funding to local groups
Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project — Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are accepting applications for this year’s Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).
This program provides up to $50,000 annually to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects.
“The Waneta Expansion Project is focused on a high standard of environmental protection,” said Audrey Repin, spokesperson for the project.
”The Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program provides an opportunity for organizations to undertake projects which benefit our natural environment.”
Eligible projects include:
- Habitat creation (restoration, rehabilitation)
- Habitat protection
- Species inventories
- Educational program
- Development of management plans
- Weed control
- Land acquisition
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. Visit www.columbiapower.org/wanetaexpansion for an application form and more information.
Do you have a great idea but can’t meet the 2013 deadline?
Don’t worry – the project will begin accepting applications for next year’s funding on February 1.
The Waneta Expansion Project is currently on schedule and on budget, with $123 million in local spending to date. Planning is underway for a public community day celebration at the construction site in 2013.
The Waneta Expansion Project is a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. For more information please visit: www.columbiapower.org/wanetaexpansion.