Environmental Damages Fund: project map

Interactive map of current and completed projects funded under the Environmental Damages Fund program, including project descriptions.

Organization Funding year Title Status EDF funding contribution Project description Project category Province
Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. (ACAP Humber Arm) 2015–2016 Connectivity Assessment and Action Plan for Western Newfoundland Completed $16,000.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] This project surveyed waterways in the Bay of Islands area and identified blockages in the water flow that affect fish migration, spawning and feeding. It developed an action plan to prioritize 20 sites for future removal/restoration initiatives. Three of these initiatives have been completed. Research and Development NL
Comité ZIP du lac Saint-Pierre 2015–2016 Prevention and monitoring of water chestnuts in Lake Saint-Pierre Completed $9,000.00 [May 2016 to September 2016] The program prevented the growth of water chestnuts, an invasive species, in Lake Saint-Pierre. Through public education and monitoring, the organization installed control measures to prevent this species from becoming established in the lake. Education and Awareness PQ
Explos-Nature, volet Observatoire d’oiseaux de Tadoussac 2015–2016 Monitoring and interpretation program for the Northern Saw-whet Owl and the Boreal Owl at the Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac (OOT) Completed $6,000.00 [September 2016 to October 2016] This project is part of a nocturnal (at night) banding program for the Northern Saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) and the Boreal owl (Aegolius funereus). An interactive nighttime activity allowed visitors to help band these little owls. A new educational component about Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA) explained how the capture, possession and routing of Canadian and foreign species, such as boreal owls, is strictly regulated. Education and Awareness PQ
Nature NB 2016–2017 Protecting Migratory Bird in Southern NB through enhanced research and public awareness Ongoing $125,000.00 [August 2016 to August 2019]This project educates the public about the importance of protecting migratory birds and their habitat. It also supports the research programs of the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory and the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch along the Bay of Fundy. Research and Development NB
Trout Unlimited Canada Prince County Chapter 2016–2017 Restoration of Kennedy Road Branch, Trout River, Prince Edward Island Ongoing $30,000.00 [August 2016 to March 2019] This project restores fish habitat and passage in the Trout River to make one branch a safe haven for salmon and trout. The project removes blockages and installs brush mats to trap debris, which could reduce the risk of fish kills. Restoration PE
COGESAF - Conseil de gouvernance de l'eau des bassins versants de la rivière Saint-François 2016–2017 Culvert restoration work carried out in connection with the wetlands in the Tomifobia River Valley Ongoing $38,570.00 [June 2016 to March 2019] Severe flooding and erosion affect wood turtle habitat. The project is restoring wetlands in the Tomifobia River. The project will restore and change culverts to allow the turtles to move more freely. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l’Estuaire 2016–2017 Restoration of the eelgrass bed in the Pointe-au-Père cove Ongoing $105,939.00 [September 2016 to December 2018] This project restores weakened marine eelgrass at Point-au-Père cove by transplanting healthy eelgrass from a donor meadow in Rimouski Bay. Restoring this ecosystem is a slow process, but it still supports a wide variety of wildlife species. Restoration PQ
FaunENord 2016–2017 Establishing of artificial structures promoting Bank Swallow nesting Ongoing $40,134.00 [September 2016 to August 2018] This project worked to increase birth rates of the bank swallow in Nord-du-Québec and Montérégie. The project installed artificial nests to provide permanent habitats for breeding swallows. The project worked to determine the possibility of establishing new colonies. Restoration PQ
Regroupement QuébecOiseaux 2016–2017 Establishing of independent structures promoting Barn Swallow nesting Ongoing $32,750.00 [September 2016 to August 2018] This project supports the nesting of barn swallows in the fields of Montérégie. Five artificial nests will be installed. The project will determine if it is possible for nesting habitats to coexist with modern farming practices. Restoration PQ
Conservation de la nature 2016–2017 Raising awareness among the municipalities, RCMs and private landowners about the removal of beaver dams in the Blanding’s turtle habitat in the Outaouais Ongoing $19,824.00 [August 2016 to March 2019] This project works to raise awareness in the Ottawa Valley about how dismantling beaver dams can affect the Blanding's turtle. Outreach activities focus on water level control solutions that do not harm turtles. This work will limit or reduce the loss of quality habitat for turtles. Education and Awareness PQ
Water First (previously Tin Roof Global) 2016–2017 The Community Based Walleye Spawning Habitat Restoration Project for the Kipawa Area Ongoing $146,333.00 [August 2016 to December 2018] This project stabilizes walleye populations in Lake Kipawa. The project works with Eagle Village First Nation on spawning habitat restoration projects. It also increases awareness of and stewardship of walleye habitat among the Eagle Valley First Nation members. Restoration PQ
FaunENord 2015–2016 Bank Swallow nesting in northern Quebec. Completed $309,478.00 [April 2017 to March 2018]This project had 2 main objectives. The first objective was to remove green crabs from high-risk eelgrass habitats in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The second was to assess the size and extent of eelgrass habitat at crab-invaded sites. The program used drones to assess invaded sites and set priorities for restoration. Education and Awareness PQ
Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland 2017–2018 Restoration of Eelgrass Habitat and Prioritization of Fish Habitat Conservation Areas Completed $25,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018]This project had 2 main objectives. The first objective was to remove green crabs from high-risk eelgrass habitats in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The second was to assess the size and extent of eelgrass habitat at crab-invaded sites. The program used drones to assess invaded sites and set priorities for restoration. Restoration NL
Clean Nova Scotia 2017–2018 Atlantic Reef Ball Program: Restoration of Habitat in the Narrows Region of the Halifax Harbour Ongoing $98,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2021] Artificial reefs shelter and protect resident and migratory fish species, crustaceans, and mollusks. This program installs reef balls in the Halifax Harbour to create and restore marine habitat. These reef balls will complete a network of over 7.5 hectares of reef structures in Halifax Harbour. Restoration NS
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council 2017–2018 Saint John River Management Planning Completed $55,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project developed an International Watershed Management workshop to gain information about issues in the Upper Saint John River Basin watershed. The program worked with the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. It created a sustainable business model to continue the important work of watershed management. Environmental Quality Improvement NB
Pictou County Rivers Association 2017–2018 Fish Habitat Restoration in the West River Watershed, Pictou County, Nova Scotia Completed $25,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project worked to restore Six-Mile Brook by reducing the buildup of material in the stream system. This helps restore 800 square meters of good spawning and nursery habitat for Atlantic salmon and speckled trout. Restoration NS
Nature Quebec 2016–2017 Preservation of swallows in the Marais-de-la-baie-de-L'Isle-Verte IBA (Important Bird Area) Ongoing $15,000.00 [May 2017 to March 2019] This project protects and enhances the breeding habitat of four species of swallows: bank swallows, barn swallows, American cliff swallows and tree swallows, in the Important Bird Area (IBA) of Marais-de-la-Baie-de-L'Isle-Verte. The program will create action plans to ensure the Rivière Verte bank swallow colony continues to thrive. The presence of the American cliff swallow will be documented to ensure its protection in the IBA. Restoration PQ
Équipe des chefs de file de l’Acadie des terres et forêts 2016–2017 Ensure sound management of the fish habitat in the Upper St. Lawrence Ongoing $200,000.00 [May 2017 to December 2018] This project restores and promotes the restoration of 20 problematic  areas in the Iroquis and Madawaska sub-basins that provide trout habitat. Integrated planning briefs are developed to help manage these habitats, with the help of partners and the public. The program will invite property owners near a riverbank to help with the restoration activities. Restoration NB
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq 2017–2018 Barneys River Atlantic Salmon Monitoring and Habitat Restoration Completed $28,139.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project worked to help recover the Northumberland Straight Atlantic salmon population. It restored and monitored fish habitat by removing illegally dumped waste and by installing structures to aid migrating fish in the Barneys River watershed. Restoration NS
Nova Scotia Nature Trust 2017–2018 Conserving Hemeon's Head Migratory Bird Habitat through Community Stewardship Completed $17,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project assessed and restored migratory bird habitat by removing invasive species and marine debris. It also developed a plan for the long-term restoration and conservation of Hemeon's Head. The program engaged the public in education sessions. Restoration NS
Seneca College 2015–2016 Environmental Awareness and Best Practices for the Canadian Dry Cleaning Industry Completed $131,519.00 [May 2016 to March 2018] This project developed videos to promote best practices for dry cleaning. The topics included wet cleaning, tetrachloroethylene (PERC) use and alternative solvents. The bilingual videos are available on the Green Citizen website. A one-day webinar was held at Seneca College. Education and Awareness CA
University of Saskatchewan 2015–2016 A water quality monitoring system of the Qu'Appelle River catchment for long term water management policy development Ongoing $309,478.00 [April 2016 to March 2019] This project is installing a system to measure the water quality of the Qu'Appelle River. It is also developing a decision tool that will help strike a balance between economic development, social harmony and environmental integrity. Research and Development CA
University of Northern British Columbia 2015–2016 Evaluating the resiliency of aquatic ecosystems to a catastrophic mine tailings spill event: The 2014 mount Polley incident in the Quesnel River Watershed, British Columbia Ongoing $797,580.00 [April 2016 to March 2019] In 2014, a tailings pond breach caused mining waste and wastewater to flow into the Quesnel River Basin. This project is assessing the short- and long-term recovery of this area. Project results will help set restoration priorities and help guide future mining policy directives. Research and Development CA
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2015–2016 Using remote sensing in ecological planning at the scale of industrial development in northern Canada Ongoing $276,500.00 [July 2016 to March 2019] This project promotes the co-existence of biodiversity (variety of species), conservation and industrial development in northern Canada, including northern Québec. It uses remote sensing technology to identify sites that have a large variety of species and are also likely to have rare species. Research and Development CA
University of Guelph 2015–2016 Microbial consortia in mining waste rock: understanding microbial dynamics to optimize metal recovery, minimize metal migration and facilitate revegetation in cold environments Ongoing $665,608.00 [Apr 2016 - Mar 2019] This project studies the possibility of using microorganisms to undo the effects of mining in the boreal zone of Canada. These microscopic organisms have the potential to fix damaged environments by breaking down or stabilizing metals in the soil. Research and Development CA
Water First 2015–2016 The Community Based Walleye Spawning Area Restoration Project for Lake Temagami Area Completed $88,662.00 [March 2016 to December 2017] This project restored streambed and banks at 3 walleye spawning sites in Lake Temagami. The goal was to reduce sedimentation and erosion. Temagami First Nation Elders and youth were involved in this collaborative, community-based project through volunteer and employment opportunities. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority 2015–2016 Erosion Restoration in the Callander Bay-Wasi Watershed Completed $88,500.00 [March 2016 to October 2017] This project improved fish habitat in the Callander-Wasi watershed by engaging property owners to restore shorelines. It also educated the public about the importance of preventing erosion. Restoration ON
rare Charitable Research Reserve 2015–2016 Habitat and Channel Restoration of Bauman Creek Completed $11,685.00 [Apr 2016 - Mar 2017] The project restored Bauman Creek, creating valuable Brook Trout habitat. This was achieved by re-aligning the creek and improving habitat with tree and shrub planting. Restoration ON
Ontario Streams 2015–2016 Ontario Streams Fish Habitat Enhancement and Rehabilitation Initiative 2016 Completed $18,315.00 [April 2016 to March 2017] The project rehabilitated and improved in-stream habitat within the Lake Ontario watershed (Don River, Rough River and Humber River). It achieved this by working with community volunteers to stabilize streambanks, remove blockages, and plant native trees and shrubs. Restoration ON
Rural Lambton Stewardship Network 2016–2017 Sydenham River Nutrient Reduction Initiative/Matlovich Property Completed $20,000.00 [July 2016 to February 2017] This project improved biodiversity (variety of species) in the Sydenham River region. It restored native tallgrass prairie and wetlands to create habitat for wildlife. The public and corporate partners were encouraged to get involved in these conservation initiatives. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Junction Creek Stewardship Committee 2016–2017 Pollution reduction using Low Impact Development Completed $6,671.00 [September 2016 to September 2017] This project used low impact development (LID) techniques to prevent and clean up pollution in the Junction Creek area. It restored the riverbank of Junction Creek by working with volunteers to clean up garbage and plant along the shoreline. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association 2016–2017 Manitoulin Streams Habitat Restoration 2017 Completed $100,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project restored the shoreline banks on the Mindemoya River and installed riverbank protection on the Grimesthorpe Creek. It worked with M’Chigeeng First Nation and Wikwemikong First Nation to help Lakeview School students restore M'Chigeeng Creek through educational awareness. Restoration ON
Nickel District Conservation Authority 2016–2017 Pollution reduction using Low Impact Development Ongoing $86,629.00 [January 2018 to March 2019] This project reduces pollution in the City of Greater Sudbury by using a low impact development (LID) system to capture and treat storm water. The LID system will allow contaminants in storm water to settle before entering local water bodies. This will improve water quality, decrease peak flows during rain events and allow groundwater to recharge. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Carleton University 2017–2018 Mitigating Methane Emissions from Landfills in Ontario using an Engineered Biocover Ongoing $70,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2020] This project studies the efficiency of an engineered landfill cover as a way to reduce methane emissions from landfills in Ontario. A study at Ridge Road Landfill in Ottawa is looking for ways to improve cover designs that perform over the long term and adapt to climate. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Ontario Streams 2017–2018 York Region Water Quality Improvement and Pollution Prevention 2018-2019 Ongoing $45,813.00 [April 2018 to March 2019] This project reduces the negative effects of pollution from urban and agricultural landscapes along streams within York Region. Controlling erosion and creating better riverbank buffers will improve water quality and reduce pollution, and provide opportunity for community engagement. Restoration ON
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority 2017–2018 Neebing River Watershed Wetland Evaluation, Lake Superior Watershed Ongoing $93,619.00 [April 2018 to March 2019] This project assesses wetlands in the Thunder Bay area to ensure their long-term protection under the Conservation Authorities Act. This information will be used to guide future development in wetland areas. About 3 500 hectares will be assessed and protected from future development. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Garden River First Nation 2017–2018 Bailey Bridge Slope Remediation Ongoing $110,250.00 [January 2018 to March 2020] This project is working to protect and restore habitat for endangered Lake Sturgeon and Wood Turtle in the Garden River First Nation territories. Community members are being engaged in efforts to repair and restore the severely eroded Bailey Bridge slope. Restoration ON
Alderville Black Oak Savanna 2017–2018 Stream to Shore Ongoing $82,640.00 [April 2018 to March 2020] This project is improving water quality and restoring 2.75 hectares of habitat for species at risk in the Alderville First Nation territory within the Lower Trent Watershed. A long-term restoration strategy is being created. Community members and Indigenous youth are being engaged in volunteer opportunities to support the project. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2017–2018 Protecting Mature Riparian Forest Area on the Pine River Ongoing $33,850.00 [April 2018 to March 2020] This project is improving water quality in the South Pine River, which is part of the Pine River Watershed. More than 25 hectares will be improved and will help filter and prevent agricultural nutrients and toxins from entering the river. Restoration ON
Trout Unlimited Canada 2015–2016 Chipman Creek Restoration Initiative Completed $24,000.00 [July 2016 to March 2018] This project restored streams in the Chipman Creek area to improve water quality and fish habitat for the threatened Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The project engaged local groups to identify the areas in need of restoration and monitor the results of restoration. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society 2015–2016 Fish habitat conservation through riparian habitat improvements in the Athabasca River watershed. Completed $44,900.00 [May 2016 to March 2018] This project improved fish habitat management in the Athabasca River watershed. It identified current issues around land use management, suggested potential solutions, and helped implement changes to improve fish habitat. Educational activities highlighted the importance of fish and fish habitat management. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society 2015–2016 Riparian restoration in the Battle River Sub-basin through reforestation and improved management. Completed $61,572.90 [February 2016 to June 2018] This project improved riverbed ecosystems in the Battle River sub-basin. It improved water quality, decreased localized flooding, and increased wildlife habitat. Awareness of related environmental issues will be shared through community outreach. Restoration AB
Municipal District of Bonnyville No.87 2015–2016 Crane Lake Riparian Restoration and Preservation Program Ongoing $106,124.00 [April 2016 to October 2018] This project introduces ways to manage riverbeds and create a process to standardize shoreline development. It will host outreach sessions to share information with community members on best management practices. The data collected will be used to establish ways to develop lakes and inform restoration activities. Education and Awareness AB
University of Saskatchewan 2015–2016 Development of a fish biomonitoring program for northern Saskatchewan Completed $129,432.00 [April 2016 to March 2018] This project created a system to assess the effects of human stressors on fish habitat in Northern Saskatchewan. This project sampled areas affected by ongoing industrial activities to determine how the health of these sites compared to natural or pristine sites. Research and Development SK
Carrot River Valley Watershed Association Inc. 2015–2016 Wakaw Lake Shoreline Assessment & Outreach Project Completed $11,830.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] This project engaged shoreline property owners, local municipalities, and the community to assess and protect Wakaw Lake ecosystems. It conducted shoreline assessments to strengthen conservation and protection efforts and improve the aquatic health of Wakaw Lake and the entire river system. Restoration SK
Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. 2015–2016 Lake Shoreline Outreach Project Completed $23,950.00 [May 2016 to January 2017] This project protected and improved surface water quality and aquatic health in 6 lakes. The project conducted shoreline assessments and, through public engagement sessions, educated shoreline property owners about the health of their lake and shorelines. Environmental Quality Improvement SK
Evergreen (Vancouver) 2015–2016 Serpentine River Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed $15,075.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] This project restored riverbanks to improve fish habitat downstream from the Tynehead Hatchery. It removed invasive plants, reduced erosion and created fish habitat. The project benefits fish species such as the Coho, Chinook, Chum and Steelhead. Restoration BC
Corporation of Delta 2015–2016 Cougar Creek Watershed Project Ongoing $70,000.00 [May 2016 to March 2019] This project conserves and enhances fish habitat by increasing habitat diversity in parts of the Cougar Creek system. It is developing a channel relocation project to create more habitat, and to help reduce the impacts of flooding. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2015–2016 Lower Columbia River Aquatic Invasive Species Reduction Program Completed $74,868.00 [May 2016 to March 2018] This project restored fish habitat in the Columbia River. The project developed a program to restore native fish habitat in the Lower Columbia River, near Castlegar, and to address the effects of invasive species. Restoration BC
Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) 2015–2016 Anderson Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Ongoing $34,908.00 [May 2016 to March 2019] This project is restoring and enhancing salmon habitat in Anderson Creek. The project aims to control erosion on two sites and place large woody debris to improve instream habitat for salmon and relocate a walking trail. The project will also remove invasive species, replacing them with native plants. Restoration BC
Ktunaxa Nation Council (Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission) 2015–2016 Habitat availability and food web potential of anadromous fish to transboundary white sturgeon Completed $25,132.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] Salmon were once abundant in the Columbia River Basin and contributed to the food-web. This project reintroduced young salmon into the Columbia River Basin. It also increased nutrients in the basin to aid in the recovery of white sturgeon. Research and Development BC
Fort Nelson First Nation 2015–2016 Restoration of damaged wetlands through the mobilization of traditional knowledge with science Ongoing $122,500.00 [June 2016 to February 2019] This project is restoring and conserving damaged habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl and other important water species. Using traditional ecological knowledge and scientific techniques and methods, the project helps maintain and improve the health of culturally and regionally important species, including moose and beavers. Restoration BC
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre Inc. 2016–2017 Wildlife Haven Wildlife Rescue Completed $65,076.00 [November 2016 to June 2017] This rescue group worked to protect wildlife from environmental damage by improving onsite assessments and available supplies. The project trained staff and volunteers on the proper techniques of de-oiling wildlife and developed programming for the Education Centre. Education and Awareness MB
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance 2016–2017 Physical Fish Habitat Survey and Riparian Health Assessment Leading to Restoration of Fish Habitat and Spawning Areas in the Sturgeon River Watershed in Alberta Completed $147,000.00 [July 2016] This project assessed the riverbank areas of the Sturgeon River. The project assessed and identified high-priority areas that need to be restored, improved or protected to create healthy riverbank areas critical for the protection of fish habitat. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) 2016–2017 Restoration of Range Point Park Access Ongoing $33,500.00 [April 2018 to December 2021] The project reduces the harmful effects of agricultural pesticides on the aquatic ecosystems of tributaries of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. With the help of partners, the program is developing a global and integrated model for assessing the impacts of pesticides on the health of aquatic ecosystems. Restoration YT
CREPPA - Université du Québec à Montréal 2018-2019 Evaluation of the issues, sources and impacts of pesticides on the quality of the aquatic ecosystem of the St. Lawrence River in the Montreal area Ongoing $300,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2019] This project focuses on improving air quality by planting 1,000 trees on deforested sites in the southwest and west of Montreal. The project will deliver an education component on the importance of protecting the environment and the ecological benefits of a diverse urban forest. Recherche et développement PQ
Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie 2018–2019 We’re greening here! - Phase 2 Ongoing $60,000.00 [November 2017 to March 2023] The project is working to better understand how sewer overflows pollute the coastline of the island of Montreal. Amélioration de la qualité de l'environnement PQ
Société pour Vaincre la Pollution 2018–2019 Overflow infrastructure monitoring Ongoing $65,700.00 [November 2017 to March 2023] The project is working to better understand how sewer overflows pollute the coastline of the island of Montreal. Amélioration de la qualité de l’environnement
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE 2018–2019 Towards the restoration and protection of fish habitats affected by mining in the north: focus on the Caniapiscau River watershed Ongoing $1,538,676.00 [May 2018 to March 2022] This project studies how the Caniapiscau watershed has been affected by mining. The project focuses on restoring and protecting fish habitats, and encouraging cooperation between local communities and project stakeholders. Recherche et développement PQ
Water First 2018–2019 The Community Based Fish Habitat Restoration & Education Project (Caniapiscau River Watershed) Ongoing $500,000.00 [March 2018 to March 2021] This project is increasing and stabilizing fish populations in the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach traditional territory waterways. It will deliver an educational program on fish stewardship to 5 Indigenous communities across northern Quebec and Labrador. Restoration PQ
Kativik Regional Government (KRG) 2018–2019 Inventory and Restoration of Abandoned Outfitting Camps in the Caniapiscau Watershed Region of Nunavik Ongoing $1,451,324.00 [July 2018 to March 2023] The project is creating an inventory of the outfitting camps in the Nunavik Sector of the Caniapiscau River watershed. It is cleaning up and restoring the affected environment so it is safe for human use. Amélioration de la qualité de l'environnement PQ
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE 2018–2019 Nanostructured visible light-driven heterojunction for photocatalysts for water treatment Ongoing $539,500.00 [July 2018 to June 2022] This project explores how light alters materials, with the goal of creating a new hybrid system to treat water pollutants. It will assess the performance of new wastewater treatment structures. Recherche et développement PQ
Université du Québec à Rimouski 2018–2019 Behavioural and physiological responses of cultured bivalves to harmful algal blooms: early warning system and risk assessment Ongoing $537,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2021] This project studies how cultured mollusks react to common toxic algae found in Atlantic Canada. Atlantic deep-sea scallop and blue mussel will be introduced to Alexandrium tamarense, a type of marine plankton that is primarily responsible for harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Canada. The goal is to develop a system of early warning and risk assessment. Recherche et développement PQ
IDDPNQL 2018–2019 Circuit rider for mining sector training and abandoned site restoration project Ongoing $1,600,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2022] This group works with First Nations communities to raise awareness of the potential effects of mining sites on the environment and on human health. The project will help build capacity to identify and restore hazardous abandoned mining sites and materials. Restauration & Éducation
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 2018–2019 Heart Creek 2 - Fish Passage Improvements Ongoing $149,079 [July 2018 to November 2018] This project aims to restore fish habitat and improve fish access to increased habitat in the upper portion of the Columbia River watershed. The project will  remove a fish barrier in Heart Creek to help Kokanee, Bull Trout, and Rainbow Trout access Heart Creek where upstream habitat has been inaccessible. Restoration BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2018–2019 Kokanee Access Restoration - Bonanza, Deer and Eagle Creeks Ongoing $248,040 [August 2018 to March 2022] This project aims to improve fish habitat in the Columbia River and Kootenay River watersheds. The project will restore fish habitat and connectivity in Bonanza, Deer, and Eagle Creeks to improve habitat for spawning Kokanee, Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout. Restoration BC
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2018–2019 Remediation of Columbia River white sturgeon spawning habitat Ongoing $796,000 [September 2018 to March 2022] This project aims to restore White Sturgeon habitat to facilitate the reproduction and survival of juvenile White Sturgeon in the Columbia River. Restoration BC
Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 2018–2019 Conserving Aquatic Ecosystems in the Kootenay and Columbia Watersheds: Suppression of the Invasive American Bullfrog Ongoing $253,250 [April 2019 to March 2023] This project aims to conserve fish habitat and create a secure area where the endangered Northern Leopard Frog can thrive in the Columbia River and Kootenay River watersheds. The project will conserve aquatic habitat and aims to suppress the intrusion of the invasive American Bullfrog. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Ktunaxa Nation Council 2018–2019 Columbia River Chinook Salmon habitat restoration and adaptive management framework Ongoing $570,844 [September 2018 to March 2022] This project aims to prioritize actions and develop standard methods to support the reintroduction of Chinook Salmon in the lower Columbia River region. The project will develop a framework that will guide technical work to support these efforts. Research & Development BC
Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society 2018–2019 Salmo River Watershed Instream Restoration Program Ongoing $218,887 [July 2018 to March 2021] This project aims to increase instream habitat for Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout in the Columbia River watershed. The project will reactivate side channel habitats and stabilize eroding banks to restore the habitat. Restoration BC
Lower Kootenay Band 2018–2019 Goat River South Channel Restoration Project Ongoing $618,900 [August 2018 to March 2021] This project aims to improve fish habitat in the Kootenay River watershed. The project will restore year-round flows in the South Channel and restoring ecosystem function of the bottomlands of the Goat River – South Channel. Restoration BC
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