Habitat projects receive funding

Community organizations or individuals who want to create public conservation projects can get a little green help from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

The foundation created the Public Conservation Assistance Fund to aid people carrying out conservation projects such as restoring native fish and wildlife species, improving spawning grounds, building bird houses, planting shrubs for cover, restoring riparian areas and grasslands and more.

Most grants average about $2,500 and there is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project. Multi-year projects are limited to five years and $20,000.

Organizations must contribute an equal or greater amount than received in the grant and may do so in volunteer labour and materials for the project.

For a full list of regulations or to apply please go to www.hctf.ca.