September 13, 2014
MP Stella Ambler Secures federal Government additional funding for Rattray
Member of Parliament Stella Ambler today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $100,000 to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation to conserve fish habitat in the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. Joining MP Ambler was colleague, friend and avid angler, Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette.
“The Rattray Marsh is a treasure to our community and I’m proud of our Government’s commitment to support and protect the fish habitat in urban areas. This project, funded by the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, will benefit the Rattray Marsh Conservation area for generations to come,” said MP Ambler. “I was delighted to be able to deliver a second round of funding to the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation for rehabilitation of the Marsh, which is so important for the environment and for our community.”
The Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program was announced in Economic Action Plan 2013 to support fisheries habitat restoration projects led by recreational fishing and angling groups, as well as conservation organizations. Given its early success and high demand, an additional investment in Economic Action Plan 2014 increased the funding available through the program to a total investment of $25 million. On May 15, 2014, the National Conservation Plan was launched to provide a more coordinated approach to conservation efforts across the country. To date, the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program has invested nearly $6 million (Round I), in 94 fisheries habitat restoration projects across Canada and funding up to $5.5 million to support up to an additional 127 projects (Round II) is currently underway.
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