Environmental Damages Fund: completed projects

Organizations across Canada have taken action to restore, enhance and conserve our natural environment. Read about successfully completed EDF projects carried out in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, and Pacific and Yukon regions.

Atlantic Region

(New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador)

1. Rehabilitation Project to Construct Nesting Shelters

Two Ducks Unlimited Workers with nesting boxDucks Unlimited Canada received $14,565 to install nesting shelters to improve feeding and breeding rates of the eider bird population on islands located in Main Brook and Roddickton, Newfoundland and Labrador, and to hold education sessions to rebuild stewardship capacity amongst local youth. Fines received in violation of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
Total project value: $42,085

2. Research Project to Monitor Seabird Populations for Oil Spill Preparedness

White and black eider duck swimming on waterThe Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station received $25,000 to identify and map the feeding distributions of shearwaters and gulls in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, to improve planning, training and response to oil spills. Fines received in violation of the Canada Shipping Act 2001, s. 193.
Total project value: $227, 000

Quebec Region

1. Restoration and awareness project on watercourses degradation

Woman with long brown braided hair bent over taking water samples from a stream wearing long water bootsThe Conseil régional de l'environnement de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Abitibi-Témiscamingue regional environment council) was granted $200,000 for bank revegetation and to raise public awareness to prevent the degradation of watercourses in the Témiscamingue MRC territory. Fines were received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $228,370

2. Restoration Project in the Témiscamingue Region

Bull frog sitting in sunshine on a lily padThe Société d'aide au développement des collectivités du Témiscamingue(Society to promote collectivity development in the Témiscamingue region) was granted $110,000 to ensure the free movement of fish and reduce sediment input in yellow walleye spawning grounds in lakes and rivers of the Kipawa controlled harvesting zone in Témiscamingue. Fines were received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $142,550

Ontario Region

1. Restoration project to improve water quality

Soil erosion along river shorlineThe Couchiching Conservancy received $20,000 to improve water quality in Simcoe County by installing 1500 metres of cattle exclusion fencing, and planting 500 trees and shrubs to reduce erosion and provide habitat for sensitive grassland species. Fines were received in violation of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Total project value: $40,790

2. Rehabilitation Project

Looking out from shadows of trees along riverbank with blue sky overheadThe Niagara River Restoration Council received $13,135 to remove three major barriers to fish migration, and to create 300 metres of habitat to stabilize stream banks and improve water quality in the Niagara River watershed. Fines received in violation of section 38(4) of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $98,605

Prairie and Northern Region

(Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba and Saskatchewan)

1. Research and Development Project to Monitor Contaminants in Arctic Landfills

Arctic landscape with man standing on ice and snow with swirling clouds aboveThe University of British Columbia received $75,000 to study the long-term and cumulative effects of contaminants in soils, surface water and groundwater in Arctic landfills, to protect fish habitat from deleterious substances identified in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Fines received in violation of subsection 36(3) of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value $107 880

2. Project to Solve Illegal Hunting Cases

Fall prairie landscape with harvested bails of haySASKTIP inc. received $10,000 to develop promotional materials to generate information from the public that might help apprehend and convict individuals involved in illegal hunting activities in northern Saskatchewan. Conducted jointly with Saskatchewan Environment, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Environment Canada. Fines received in violation of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994.
Total project value: $10,000

Pacific and Yukon Region

(British Columbia and Yukon)

1. Restoration and Education Project to Improve Water Quality

Dark mountain range with lake and swirling cloudsThe North Shore Stream Keepers received $15,068 to develop a multi-site water quality monitoring program to restore local watersheds along MacKay Creek and to hold education sessions to encourage action by local residents. Fines received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $26,228

2. Restoration and Habitat Recovery of Burrard Inlet

Canadian blue heron taking flight with tall green grass in backdropThe Pacific Wildlife Foundation received $48,680 to restore historic Burrard Inlet eelgrass beds to recover dependant fish and bird populations. Fines received in violation of the Fisheries Act.
Total project value: $114,490

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