Minister Wilkinson to make an important Coastal Restoration Fund announcement

Media advisory

Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Member of Parliament for Central Nova, Sean Fraser will make an announcement related to the restoration of coastal habitats in Eastern Nova Scotia.

In May 2017, the Government of Canada announced the $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to help rehabilitate some of our most vulnerable coastlines and protect marine life and ecosystems. So far, partners have started over 30 multi-year projects that contribute to healthier habitats for fish on all of Canada’s coasts. All of these projects have included Indigenous involvement.

Media are welcome to attend. The Minister and MP will be available to answer questions following the photo opportunity.

Date:               Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time:              2:00 p.m. (local time)

Location:        St. Mary’s River Association Interpretative Centre
                         8404 Nova Scotia Trunk 7
                         Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia


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Contacts

Jocelyn Lubczuk
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans
and the Canadian Coast Guard
613-992-3474
Jocelyn.lubczuk@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Maritimes Region
902-407-8439
XMAR.CommMedia@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


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