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Posted: September 1, 2022

Applications being accepted for CVLCF funding

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) has announced that 2023 applications are now open for the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF) for projects that will benefit conservation in the area from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats.

Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok

“The purpose of the fund is to provide local financial support for important projects that will contribute to the conservation of our valuable natural areas,” said Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok.

The themes for the fund are water conservation, wildlife and habitat conservation, and open space conservation.

“Projects that are technically sound and effective and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders will have priority. Proponents must be a registered not-for-profit organization, First Nation, or local government. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization,” Clovechok explained.

The closing date for project submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

Please note there is a CVLCF Application Guide to assist fund applicants with preparing and submitting an application.

If you have a new project idea, it is highly recommended that you contact Juliet Craig, KCP Program Director, prior to submitting an application to discuss your project idea. She can be reached at 250-352-2260 or [email protected]

See examples of projects that have been funded.

The Kootenay Conservation Program is a partnership of 80 organizations that work together to protect clean water, conserve important wildlife habitat, and steward the land to allow for healthy, functioning ecosystems in the East and West Kootenay.

Funds are collected by the RDEK for projects in the Columbia Valley that benefit conservation through the CVLCF.

Lead image: Lake Windermere Ambassadors testing lake water – one of many projects that has funded by the CVLCF. KCP photo



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