Watershed Society receives funds for interactive map

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society has received funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC).

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society has received funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC).

At its recent 2012 grants meeting, the foundation’s board of governors approved 13 grants valued at more than $550,000 for projects around the province.

Project Watershed will receive $15,000 to produce an interactive animated map of the Courtenay River estuary to illustrate how this water boundary area has changed over time as well as outlining environmental issues it currently faces. These range from the loss of salmon spawning habitat to concerns over flooding during extreme weather.

In all during 2012 the Real Estate Foundation of BC funded 67 grants valued at $2.34 million to support real estate and land use practices that contribute to the maintenance of healthy communities and natural environments around the province.

The foundation launched its grants program in 1988 and has approved over $62 million in grants to date.

Its stated mission is “to support sustainable real estate and land use practices for the benefit of British Columbians.” The foundation focuses its funding efforts in specific ways to help it make effective investments in the work of non-profit organizations around the province.

To learn more about the Real Estate Foundation of BC and its history and programs check out www.realestatefoundation.com.

— Real Estate Foundation of BC

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