Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program Recognizes CVNS

      The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program officially recognized Comox Valley Naturalist Society in March with a Community Engagement Grant of $500. The grant was awarded in conjunction with the upcoming BC Nature Conference and AGM, May 12 to May 15. 
     A partnership between BC Hydro, the Provincial Government, and Fish and Oceans Canada, the Program is designed to support efforts to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife stocks adversely affected by the construction of BC Hydro Dams.  The Program is a voluntary initiative of BC Hydro in the Coastal Region, which includes Vancouver Island.
    In the grant submission, Loys Maingon stressed our Society’s commitment to Wetland Restoration, and the many educational and informative Field Trips planned during the 4-day Conference.  Trips include visits to Morrison Creek Watershed, Towhee Creek, Comox Estuary, and the Comox Lake watershed, as well as workshops and speakers dedicated to similar topics. The Conference will be used as a focal point to start our Society’s campaign to save Morrison Creek Headwaters as an important and productive salmon habitat.
    In his cover letter to the Society, Trevor Oussoren Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program Manager for the Coastal region, wrote “Good luck with the work and thank you for providing the FWCP with the opportunity to support your efforts to benefit local fish and wildlife.”
    Maingon officially presented the $500 Cheque to the Conference Organization Committee at the regular monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalist Society on March 20.    
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