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Three municipalities, Quinte Conservation see federal funding

Federal funding is coming to three municipalities and one environmental agency.
It was announced on Wednesday at Quinte Conservation, the federal government is providing over $430,000 for infrastructure investment through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Quinte Conservation will see the bulk of that in the form of $250,000 for a climate change adaptation risk response plan.

Lennox and Addington Warden Eric Smith, Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis, Tweed Councillor Jim Flieler, Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio, Belleville Mayor Mitch Panciuk and Quinte Conservation CAO Brad McNevin at a federal funding announcement at Quinte Conservation. (Photo: Amanda Smith/Quinte News)

Conservation Authority Drought Project Coordinator Mark Boone says this project is already underway and should last about two years.

Quinte Conservation will also be equipping the watershed with more monitoring equipment beginning this year.
The environmental agency will be working with 18 communities in the watershed of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers as well as Prince Edward County to develop the drought monitoring and response plans.
The City of Belleville also received $80,000 as part of the Green Municipal Fund for the Belleville Net Zero Co-digestion and Energy Generation Feasibility Study.
The study will evaluate the nest anaerobic digestion approach for the production of renewable natural gas and the treatment of biosolids and source separated organics at the existing municipal  water pollution control plant.
This has the potential to reduce the plant’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by reducing waste to the landfill, eliminating the flaring of low-grade biogas and offsetting commercial natural gas.
The Municipality of Tweed and the County of Lennox and Addington both received $50,000 for their asset management plans.
Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio says these 100 year events are happening annually and action needs to be taken now.

 

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Thanks Harini 🙂

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