NDP MLA says grants support local organizations, keep people and environment safe
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.
Photo Caption: Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society received $4,000 grant as part of the Community Gaming Grants program for environmental and public safety initiatives. In 2022, the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society removed more than 9,000 pounds of trash and cleaned 3,325m (~3.3km) of Kootenay Lake shoreline. —Submitted photo