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.