The New Brunswick government is contributing a little over $245,000 from the Environmental Trust Fund for a dozen environmental groups' local economic development projects in the Madawaska region. 

The announcement was hosted by the Village of Lac Baker, which received $13,100 to undertake two projects. The first project will support efforts to raise awareness and environmental protection of Baker Lake and the second project will provide financial support to the voluntary surveillance of Baker and Caron lakes.

Lac Baker (Christine Cormier/Facebook)

Also receiving funding:

  • The Northwest Regional Service Commission received $38,000 for two projects. The funding will assist them in their efforts to raise awareness of the importance of waste reduction as well as increase opportunities for waste collection;
  • Resnet received $50,000 to recycle cathode ray tubes.
Association des propriétaires de chalet du lac Unique

The Environmental Trust Fund provides assistance to community groups, organizations, municipalities and institutions for projects that produce tangible, measurable benefits to the environment.

The list of approved projects and initiatives, is available online.