RBC Clean Water Project Supports Trees Too

RBC recently announced its 2011 Blue Water Project Leadership grant recipients. Thirty organizations, delivering projects in five countries, are to share more than $4 million for clean water programs. Since trees play an integral role in many water projects, they are both directly and indirectly funded with this program – food for thought for those considering future applications. Here is the list of Ontario recipients.

Ontario’s recipients include the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority who will receive $120,000 to kick-start a Clean Water Project for individual rural farming and non-farming landowners (the project includes a tree planting element). Georgian Bay Forever will receive $100,000 to support the production of the “Eastern Georgian Bay Health Report” outlining the conditions of the region from Severn River to Killarney. Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Foundation garnered $100,000 to help the George Richardson Park Project reduce levels of phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe with activities such as community tree planting and irrigation activities. Hamilton Conservation Foundation will receive $90,000 to help the Foundation protect, enhance and restore environmentally significant natural areas and watercourses by educating and working one-on-one with landowners. The Ottawa Riverkeeper’s $75,000 grant will fund a 28-day, 90 kilometre exploration of crucial water issues in the Ottawa River watershed. And finally, the Lower Trent Region Conservation Authority’s grant of $50,000 will support the Healthy Shorelines Clean Water Stewardship Program, which will raise awareness about the ecological health of the watershed through educational outreach to residents and landowners.

More information: http://bluewater.rbc.com
To apply for a 2012 grant: http://bluewater.rbc.com/applyGrant.php

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