North Delta Reporter —
A pair of North Delta non-profit groups are set to receive funding from the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) for local salmon conservation projects.
Earlier this month, the foundation announced more than $1.2 million in grants to 117 grassroots salmon conservation projects — valued at nearly $10 million, including community fundraising and volunteer time — province-wide. The funds will support thousands of volunteers working to restore salmon habitat in streams, rivers and estuaries; operating conservation hatcheries and related education programs; and undertaking a variety of “citizen science” projects to help better understand the challenges salmon in B.C. are facing.
Locally, the Burns Bog Conservation Society will receive $2,400 for Lower Cougar Creek riparian restoration (a project valued at $64,900), while the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers will receive $1,129 for a leveller for the beaver pond in Surrey’s Cougar Creek Park (a project valued at $2,287).
The grants are being awarded through the foundation’s Community Salmon Program, which supports volunteer and community–driven organizations that undertake salmon conservation and restoration projects in British Columbia and the Yukon, according to the PSF’s website.