Canada - Coastal Restoration Fund Projects
As part of the third and final call for proposals under the Coastal Restoration Fund, more than $13 million in funding was provided for an additional 24 projects to help restore and protect aquatic ecosystems on Canada’s three coasts.
Along with the 21 projects listed below, details for three additional projects will be released at a later date.
- The Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance (the Alliance) will receive over $800,000 over three years for conservation activities in the Lower Fraser River. A partnership between First Nations, conservation organizations, and researchers, the Alliance will create a more strategic and holistic restoration plan that directly engages First Nations communities; informs the public, industry, and developers; and will lead to opportunities for funding of specific restoration projects.
- The Secretariat of the Haida Nation will receive over $1.1 million over three years to develop and implement a community-based Restoration Strategy for sensitive marine areas at priority sites that have been impacted by historic forestry practices.
- The ‘Namgis First Nation will receive over $480,000 over three years to assess the Lower Nimpkish River and Estuary for existing chum spawning and rearing habitat, develop a restoration plan, and improve the habitat quality through restorative actions.
- The Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition will receive over $1.2 million over three years to restore, conserve, and manage salmon habitat in the “Heart of the Fraser”, located in and around the Harrison River and its confluence with the Fraser River.
- The Nootka Sound Watershed Society will receive over $900,000 over three years to accelerate the recovery of riparian forest on six Chinook salmon streams in Nootka Sound.