New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says community non-profits in Kaslo and Nelson are getting a boost from nearly $240,000 in funding, which will support their local work in environmental conservation and public safety.
“Search and Rescue volunteers provide critical support and aid to people who are in distress. Enhanced training for SAR volunteers helps to keep our community members safe. The local environmental organizations that are receiving this funding help to ensure our precious Kootenay environment is understood, protected and regenerated.” said Anderson, “Supporting the work of these organizations benefits everyone. I can’t thank the organizations, their boards, staff and volunteers enough for their work.”
Organizations in Nelson-Creston receiving funding include:
Kaslo Search and Rescue
Nelson Search and Rescue Society
West Kootenay EcoSociety
Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society
Kokanee Creek Nature Centre Society
This funding is part of more than $11 million from BC’s Community Gaming Grant program going to conservation and public safety non-profits around the province. This year, the province is providing approximately $4.8 million to over 130 environment sector organizations doing work in areas like environmental education and wild animal rescue, and $6.3 million to over 130 public safety organizations to help with their work providing emergency and lifesaving services and more.
Community Gaming Grants provide approximately $140 million each year in funding to support nearly 5,000 not-for-profit organizations that deliver services to people throughout B.C.
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