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Friday, May 16, 2014

Conservation Plan Aims To Connect City Folk With Nature

How do you connect city-dwelling Canadians with nature?   The Harper Government will spend over 9 million bucks over the next 5 years figuring that out.

It's all part of a Conservation plan announced near Fredericton and the Nature Conservancy of Canada President John Lounds was there. 

He says the Feds are investing over $252 million dollars over the next 5 years in many aspects of conservation including 

funding for marine and coastal conservation, creating a national inventory of conserved areas in Canada and $50 million to restore wetlands.

It also includes $3 million dollars over three years to Earth Rangers to expand their family-oriented conservation programming.

Lounds says he's pretty pumped about the plan and can't wait to get working on it.