2015 PCAF Grant Recipients

2015 PCAF Grant Recipients
HCTF is pleased to announce the 2015 Public Conservation Assistance Fund (PCAF) grant recipients. This year's approved projects include:  ~ The  Kootenay Community Bat Project  received a $5000 grant to help connect Kootenay residents with bat conservation by providing instruction and materials to build, install and monitor bat‐houses. The  Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  also received a $1080 grant for the construction and distribution of maternity-sized bat boxes to local land owners. ~ The  Salt Spring Island Conservancy  received $10,000 to establish a native plant nursery to be used as a source of vegetation for upcoming wetland and riparian restoration work at Blackburn Nature Reserve. ~  Wildsight  in the Kootenays received a $5000 grant to build a wetland to filter stormwater outflows and improve water quality in Lakeside Park, Nelson. Students and volunteers will participate in the planning, monitoring and construction of the wetland. ~ Ecole KLO Middle School in Kelowna will use their $10,000 PCAF grant to daylight 250 m of creek and restore a destroyed wetland that historically provided nesting habitat for painted turtles. ~ The  North Okanagan Naturalist’s Club  received $8000 to support their program to tag and monitor Western Rattlesnakes on the Campbell Brown Ecological Reserve. The PIT...
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2015-16 Proposals – Preliminary Approvals Now Available

2015-16 Proposals – Preliminary Approvals Now Available

The HCTF Board met last weekend to review and make funding decisions on over 200 enhancement proposals seeking 2015-16 funding. A Preliminary List of Approved Projects is now available here.

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