Canada Invests in Vancouver Island Restoration

The Government of Canada is investing in 16 projects that will support recreational fisheries on Vancouver Island, announced yesterday John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North.

Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP), the groups carrying out these projects will receive up to $977,000 to support the conservation of fish habitat on Vancouver Island.

The 16 projects are located in watersheds and foreshores on Vancouver Island. The groups leading these projects will contribute to the conservation and restoration of the country’s natural environment.

Under the fourth round of the RFCPP, up to $4.85 million has been made available for 61 projects across British Columbia.

The 16 projects on Vancouver Island receiving support are:

  • Little Qualicum Estuary – Cortes Road Dike Breach/ Removal;
  • Cowichan Shoreline Stewardship Project;
  • Centennial Creek Restoration Project;
  • Restoration of the Queen’s ditch formerly known as Lazo Creek;
  • Brooklyn Creek 2015 Channel Enhancement Project;
  • Tod Creek Flats Restoration Project;
  • 2015 Piercy Creek Tributary 1 Fish Access and Habitat Restoration Project;
  • Ah;ta;apq Creek Restoration Project;
  • Hectate Park Beach Nourishment and Restoration Project;
  • Restoring Fish Habitat in Averill and Bings Creek;
  • Haslam Creek Restoration;
  • Kin Beach Shoreline Restoration Project;
  • Swan Creek Gardens Riparian Restoration Project;
  • Restoring Fish Habitat in the Conference Creek Watershed, Phase 3;
  • San Juan River Stabilization Project;
  • Kingfisher Creek Restoration Project.

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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