FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Successful Applicants Announced for the Small Project Fund
May 20, 2022
Surrey BC – British Columbia Conservation Foundation’s Board of Directors have just announced nine successful applicants for the Small Project Fund totaling $67,626. Applications came from across the province in an array of initiatives that focus on environmental restoration, research and education. “
“We congratulate the successful applicants and only wish we could have funded more,” stated Board Chair, Doug Janz.
Successful proposals include the following:
- Cottonwood Ecosystems and Species at Risk Study by the Simpcw First Nation for $10,500.
- Do riparian areas act as thermal refugia for species in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys? Department of Biology, UBC Okanagan for $8,963.
- Baseline insect and aerial insectivore surveys for the French Creek Estuary Land Habitat Restoration Project by Save Estuary Land Society (SELS) for $4,263.
- Lynn Creek Off-Channel Habitat Restoration by North Shore Streamkeepers for $10,000.
- Updating the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Natural History Display by the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Society for $8,000.
- Take Action Tuesday Social Media Campaign by the Vancouver Avian Research Center Society for $4,900.
- Kokanee Salmon School Program by Blue Sky Interpretive Services for $5,000.
- British Columbia Wildlife Federation Youth Programs by the British Columbia Wildlife Federation for $10,000.
- Wildlife Collison Prevention Program by the British Columbia Conservation Foundation for $6000.
About the British Columbia Conservation Foundation:
Incorporated in 1969, the BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) undertakes an array of conservation projects through the protection, acquisition and enhancement of fish and wildlife populations and habitat in partnership with governments, First Nations, industry, and educational institutions. For more information, please visit www.bccf.com.
To report conflicts with wildlife, or sightings of bears, wolves or cougars in urban setting call 1-877-952-7277