CBT continues to help residents address environmental issues

CBT fund 45 projects

The  Kokanee Salmon School Program is one of the 45 projects receiving funding support in 2011/12 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environmental Initiatives Program.

Rachel Lucas

Columbia Basin Trust

Forty-five environmental projects throughout the Columbia Basin will be receiving a total of $580,000 in support in 2011/12 from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) through its Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP).

“It is a priority for CBT to encourage long-term stewardship of Basin resources and help build the capacity of residents to take action in meeting environmental challenges,” said Kindy Gosal, Director, Water and Environment.

“We have been supporting residents, community groups and organizations since 2002 on projects that focus on reducing impacts on regional aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We are excited about being able to help all the eligible projects.”

EIP provides support to community-initiated and -supported projects, and includes a small grants stream geared at projects under $10,000 and a large grants stream for projects up to $20,000. See the attached list of projects approved for funding in 2011/12.

Over the past 10 years, EIP has provided approximately $4.5 million in funding for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the Basin. For more information about EIP, visit www.cbt.org/eip. To learn more about CBT’s other environmental priorities, visit www.cbt.org/enviorment.


CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.



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