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Funding Available for Water Quality Improvement


The Shuswap Watershed Council has up to $10,000 available for water quality improvement project(s).

Criteria for funding recipients:

  • Non-profit organizations or societies such as a conservation/stewardship organizations, First Nations, or community groups
  • Must have experience in conducting water quality improvement projects
  • Must be the lead organization in the planned project to which the funding would apply.

Project criteria:

  • On-the-ground work using well-established methodologies to improve water quality in creeks, rivers or lakes
    • e.g., stream bank stabilization; riparian planting; riparian exclusion fencing; wetland creation or restoration
    • Research, planning, and reporting do not qualify
  • Project located in the Shuswap watershed (See map of the watershed.)
  • Preference given to projects that have additional funding from other sources (i.e., SWC funding not the only source of financial support)
  • Preference given to projects that are collaborative, involving other organizations or individuals in addition to the lead organization.

Process for applying and receiving funds:

  • Proponents seeking funding must send a short project proposal (one page) to Mike Simpson, SWC Project Manager  by April 10, 2018. The proposal must outline how the proponent and the project meet the criteria described above.
  • The SWC’s Water Protection Advisory Committee will review project proposals in April/May 2018, and make a recommendation to the SWC for approval in May 2018
  • Work by the proponent may begin shortly thereafter. Advance payment may be made upon request (with some limitations).

Requirements for successful applicants:

  • Enter into a contractual agreement with the SWC for the funds
  • Report briefly, in writing, to the SWC during and after the project’s completion
    • Reporting will include a summary of tasks underway/completed, and expenditures of funds
  • Provide "before" and "after" photographs of the project site
  • Ideally, the proponent will be available to do a short presentation to the SWC’s Water Protection Advisory Committee after project completion, and possibly host a site tour.

For more information or to discuss a project idea, call Mike Simpson c/o Fraser Basin Council at T: 250 314-9660.

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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351