“The St. Lawrence River watershed is one of Leeds-Grenville’s most important ecological features, and I am delighted to see our government investing in its protection.”
That’s Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark, talking about the provincial government’s newly announced investment into the St. Lawrence watershed.
The government announced Monday, December 5th that $49,056 from its “Great Lakes Local Action Fund,” which it uses to support community initiatives across the province, will go towards Watersheds Canada’s “Natural Edge Project.”
According to the announcement, the project aims to improve the St Lawrence River’s water quality, make it more resistant to climate change, and safeguard wildlife habitats. As part of the project, 2,000 native trees, plants and shrubs are being planted along disturbed portions of the shoreline.
“I look forward to seeing this funding used to restore and preserve our shorelines and protect both property owners and the environment in the years ahead,” Clark adds.
37 other projects received funding as part of the announcement, with the province investing $1.9-million in total. You can learn more about the Great Lakes Local Action Fund on the Ontario government’s website.