Jun 02, 2016
We are excited to announce that the Royal Botanical Gardens has been awarded a 2016 RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant of $75,000 to support the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System's Targeted Community Based Stewardship project. This project is designed to engage residents of urban and near-urban communities and corporations and their staff in meaningful ecological restoration projects that improve the health of water quality and enhance habitat.
The urban community project will focus on addressing the issue of stormwater runoff through the implementation of Low Impact Development. The near-urban community project will focus on addressing the issue of degraded creeks experiencing erosion, lack of riparian buffers and the existence of barriers through the implementation of stream restoration. The corporate community project will use restoration to improve degraded wildlife habitat and connectivity.
"I'm excited to move forward with our community restoration projects this year," says Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System stewardship technician Kestrel Wraggett. "Not only will we have the opportunity to conduct ecological restoration over a larger geographical area, we will also be engaging neighbours and co-workers to work together and take ownership of projects within their own communities."
For more details, visit www.rbc.com/bluewater