Funded projects beginning 2020

These EcoAction projects will engage communities across the country to participate in local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment.

EcoAction Community Funding Program: New projects beginning 2020
Organization name and Project Title Approved Contribution Project Location Project Description
Agence forestière des Bois-Francs - AFBF
Restoring a wetland of exceptional value to wildlife in Tingwick
$27,000 PQ This project will restore wetland and improve wildlife habitat within the municipality of Tingwick.
Sea Smart School Society
Clean Water Champions
$95,690 BC This project will promote water conservation, protection and stewardship practices to reduce chemical and plastic pollution throughout Vancouver, British Columbia.
British Columbia Conservation Foundation
Engaging the community in wetland and shoreline restoration and stewardship on BC’s Sunshine Coast
$85,000 BC This project will restore wetland and shoreline habitat on BC's Sunshine Coast, in the West Sechelt Fire Area.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Youth Greening Action Project
$100,000 ON This project will promote Duffins Creek watershed stewardship and restoration to improve water quality, aquatic habitat, water management, and reduce erosion in the greater Toronto area.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Improving Water Quality through Wetland Restoration and Community Engagement
$100,000 NB This project will improve water quality and wetland stewardship in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
Columbia Shuswap Invasives
$37,000 BC This project will improve freshwater quality and restore aquatic habitat in the Blanket Creek and Shuswap watersheds in the interior region of British Columbia.
BC Wildlife Federation
Building Resilience through Wetland Stewardship in BC
$100,000 BC This project will restore wetland habitat and develop wetland stewardship workshops in partnership with the McLeod Indian Band and the Doig River First Nation communities.
Georgian Bay Forever
Divert & Capture Collingwood: The fight to keep micro-plastics/fibres out of our water
$100,000 ON This project will improve water quality in coastal communities around Georgian Bay by diverting micro-plastics and micro-fibres from entering waterways.
Trout Unlimited Canada
Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) - Improving Southern Ontario's Aquatic Resources
$98,178 ON This project will restore the Southern Ontario Otonabee Region watershed through shoreline clean-ups, native vegetation plantings and streambank stabilization.
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Ecological Services of Marginal Farmland
$74,746 ON This project will implement freshwater management to mitigate water quality issues in farming and help prevent agricultural nutrient loading in waterways in Ontario.
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Exploring natural infrastructure solutions for freshwater management in Newfoundland
$57,000 NL This project will assess wetland health and create climate action plans to improve freshwater management in Newfoundland.
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Medway and Cedar Creek Improvement Project
$98,851 ON This project will improve stream water quality and flow and restore riparian areas in Medway and Cedar Creek watersheds in Ontario’s Upper Thames River.
Stanley Park Ecology Society
Freshwater Initiatives in Stanley Park
$100,000 BC This project will improve and restore freshwater habitat in Stanley Park in Vancouver to increase ecosystem resilience to climate change.
Richmond Hill Golf Club Limited
Bear Creek Bank Restoration
$71,810 AB This project will improve water quality and clean stormwater runoff through ecological restoration of riparian areas along Bear Creek in Grande Prairie.
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
Take a Load Off: Restoring Green Infrastructure to Reduce Phosphorus, Bacteria and Thermal Pollution and Flooding the Nottawasaga Valley and Georgian Bay, Lake Huron
$100,000 ON This project will implement water quality stewardship to protect, rehabilitate, enhance and sustain the natural environment and create more resilience to climate change in Southern Ontario’s Nottawasaga Valley and Georgian Bay.

Groupe du bassin versant de la région de Cap-Pelé Inc.

Protection of fresh water in the Village of Cap-Pelé and the Beaubassin East rural community

$64,167 NB This project will improve freshwater management in New Brunswick’s Cap-Pelé region.
Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean (CREDD)
Development of rain gardens
$29,830 PQ This project will improve rainwater management in Quebec’s Saguenay - Lac Saint-Jean region.
Galiano Conservancy Association
Cedars for the next Century: Restoring the hydrology and ecological integrity of an agriculturally degraded watershed
$99,900 BC This project will restore the Chrystal Creek watershed within the Coastal Douglas-fir bio-geoclimatic zone on Galiano Island.
Comité de Gestion Environnementale de la Rivière Pokemouche
Actions for my watershed
$30,000 NB This project will improve water quality through streambank restoration in New Brunswick’s Pokemouche watershed.
Friends of Cortes Island Society
Linnaea Farm Wetland Restoration
$87,131 BC This project will improve freshwater management through wetland creation and restoration on Linnea Farm on BC’s Cortes Island.
Association des résidents pour la protection de l'environnement du lac d'Argent (ARPELA) Inc.
Action plan to protect the ecological and heritage value of Argent Lake
$60,010 PQ This project will improve freshwater quality and remove invasive species in Quebec’s Lake Argent.
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
Students for Stormwater: Aggregated School Rain Garden Implementation
$99,740 ON This project will improve water quality and mitigate the effects of climate change and urbanization in Ontario’s Credit River watershed.
Manitoba Naturalist's Society
Connecting Freshwater, Citizen Scientists and Shorebirds
$99,629 MB This project will improve freshwater quality by restoring shoreline habitat and creating natural wetland infrastructure in Manitoba.
World Wildlife Fund Canada
Restoring resilience and removing salt in stormwater ponds
$99,000 ON This project will improve freshwater quality in the Ontario’s Great Lakes Basin by reducing excessive road salt run-off in urban storm drains.
World Wildlife Fund Canada
Nature-Based Climate Solutions: Building Resiliency in the Saint John River
$85,500 NB This project will improve freshwater management and mitigate flooding in Saint John River communities in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy.
Eden Mills Eramosa River Conservation Association
Weir naturalization to improve fish passage and base flows on the Eramosa River, East Branch, at Eden Mills ON
$33,500 ON This project will improve freshwater management by restoring and enhancing in-stream channel infrastructure and fish habitat in Guelph, Ontario’s Eden / Mills Eramosa River.
Winter River - Tracadie Bay Watershed Association Inc.
Natural infrastructure restoration and creation in Winter River – Tracadie Bay watershed
$72,964 PE This project will enhance and improve freshwater management and restore natural green infrastructure in PEI’s Winter River - Tracadie Bay watershed.
Assiniboine West Watershed District
Assiniboine West Lagoon Diversion Project
$100,000 MB This project will protect freshwater by reducing nutrient and bacteria loading in Manitoba’s Assiniboine River Basin.
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF)
Investing in Lake Huron: Green infrastructure to control storm water
$100,000 ON This project will improve water quality and watershed health in rural floodplains and wetlands of Lake Huron in Ontario.
Association pour la protection de l'environnement du lac Saint-Charles et des Marais du Nord
Restoring a steeply sloping riparian area in Trois-Petits-Lacs
$32,597 PQ This project will restore a riparian area on the west side of the Trois-Petits-Lacs, in Stoneham and will contribute to water quality improvement in the Lac Saint-Charles watershed, Quebec City.
Fédération de l'Union des Producteurs Agricoles de la Montérégie
Freshwater operation in the Montérégie streams
$80,000 PQ This project will take action in agricultural areas to improve the water quality in Quebec’s Montérégie region.
Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Saint John Inc.
Growing Green: Youth Environmental Action
$30,000 NB This project will improve stormwater management and climate change adaptation in the Marsh Creek watershed of New Brunswick’s Ashburn Lake.
St. Clair Region Conservation Authority
Protecting Freshwater in the St. Clair Region
$99,000 ON This project will improve water quality and increase climate resilience by restoring natural infrastructure in Ontario’s St. Clair Region.
EOS Eco-Energy / EOS Eco-énergie Inc.
Promoting Green Roofs in the Tantramar Region to Improve Freshwater Management and Increase Climate Resilience
$86,350 NB This project will improve stormwater management and reduce freshwater flooding in Tantramar and Bay of Fundy area in New Brunswick.
Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee
Improving Surface Water Quality through Storm Water Mitigation in the Kennebecasis
$25,000 NB This project will improve freshwater management by reducing the effects of stormwater run-off and will increase public awareness of stormwater mitigation in the Kennebecasis region of New Brunswick.
Central Westcoast Forest Society
Tranquil River Watershed Restoration Project
$83,456 BC This project will improve water quality and restore stream habitat along Tranquil River in the Thompson region of BC.
Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group
Eliminating Sediment Contamination of Freshwater in Two PEI Municipalities
$48,100 PE This project will protect water quality by diverting sediment from urban development from freshwater ecosystems in Stratford watershed on Prince Edward Island.
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation
Green Solutions for Freshwater Management
$85,000 NS This project will improve freshwater management by reducing the amount of plastics and micro-plastics entering storm drains and freshwater along the Bluenose coast in southwestern Nova Scotia.
Association du bassin versant de la Baie de Shédiac
Rainwater management with green infrastructure for the improvement of Shediac Bay watershed water quality
$75,000 NB This project will improve stormwater management and protect freshwater using green infrastructure in New Brunswick’s Shediac Bay.
Clean Annapolis River Project
Natural infrastructure to mitigate flood risk and improve water quality in the Town of Middleton
$70,000 NS This project will improve stormwater retention and mitigate flooding by creating natural wetland infrastructure along Nova Scotia’s Annapolis River in Middleton.
ALUS Canada
Improving Water Quality and Aquatic Habitat in the Red Deer River Watershed by Engaging Farmers and Ranchers on the Agricultural Landscape
$99,300 AB This project will work with farmers to restore freshwater ecosystems on environmentally sensitive agricultural land in Alberta’s Red Deer River Basin.
Battle River Watershed Alliance
Future Farmers for Freshwater
$50,000 AB This project will improve freshwater quality through watershed stewardship along Alberta’s Battle River.
Knowlesville Art and Nature Centre
Community Clean Water Initiative
$28,992 NB This project will improve freshwater quality by reducing harmful materials from entering water in New Brunswick’s Carleton County.
Comité de Surveillance Louis-Riel
Molson Marsh gardens
$60,000 PQ This project will restore and enhance water quality in Molson Marsh areas of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in Quebec.
Organisme de bassins versants de la Côte-du-Sud
Reducing the environmental and health impact of pesticides in the Boyer Nord River watershed
$50,500 PQ This project will engage producers to decrease the risk of pesticides and improve pest management practices within the Boyer Nord river watershed on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence in Quebec.
Be The Change Earth Alliance
Clean Water Champions
$100,000 BC This project will deliver freshwater education and watershed stewardship workshops to high-school students in Metro Vancouver in BC.
Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island
Improving the Health of the Orwell River
$69,519 PE This project will restore the natural infrastructure on ecologically sensitive land affected by Hurricane Dorian along the Orwell River.
Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association
Summerside Community Stormwater Strategy
$99,981 PE This project will improve freshwater management to mitigate stormwater flooding along the Bedeque Bay.
Aamjiwnaang First Nation
Implementation of Rain Gardens in Aamjiwnaang First Nation to Reduce Stormwater Runoff into the St. Clair River
$38,200 ON This project will improve water quality and improve stormwater management in Talfourd Creek and the St. Clair River on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation.
Nihtaauchin Chisasibi Centre for Sustainability
Fort George Island stream rehabilitation and monitoring initiative
$84,722 PQ This project will improve freshwater management and increase climate resilience by restoring natural infrastructure on former residential school farms on Fort George Island.
Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc.
Diverting Residential and Commercial Plastic Micro-fibers in Southwestern New Brunswick.
$45,000 NB This project will improve water quality by reducing micro-plastics in freshwater ecosystems in the Eastern Charlotte waterways of southwestern New Brunswick.
Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards
Constructed Wetlands to Improve Water Quality of Excess Flood Irrigation Water
$96,975 SK This project will improve water quality by diverting nutrients and salts in agricultural drainage water from flood irrigation fields in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
Ottawa Riverkeeper
Shoreline & Beach Clean-ups! Friendship Pact
$75,000 PQ This project will improve water quality by diverting and reducing harmful substances in the Ottawa River.
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