The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announced the winners of C$1.3 million of grants under the CEC’s North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program. The intent is to support efforts at the grassroots level, focus on the theme of sustainable communities or urban initiatives, and produce tangible results for local communities. There were over 500 proposals submitted.
“Congratulations to all NAPECA grant recipients” said CEC Executive Director César Rafael Chávez. “These are vital grass-roots projects that reflect the commitment of Canada, Mexico and the United States to support proposals from small, nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations across North America that are working closely with communities to improve their local environment.”
The Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is delighted to announce it was awarded $21,160 USD for their Protecting Pollinators through Community Collaboration project. In this project, EALT and community partners will raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, such as solitary bees, as well as why native plants and habitat conservation are so vital. The project will be carried out as a replicable pilot program, in Edmonton, and in surrounding communities.
“We are very pleased to receive this funding from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation”, says EALT Chairman, Glen Thoman. “This affirms the Edmonton and Area Land Trust’s position as a community oriented organization with broad reaching impacts, and highlights the urgent need for pollinator education and conservation in North America and around the world.”
Find out more about the NAPECA program and details on how Protecting Pollinators through Community Collaboration will improve our shared environment here. An interactive map is available at this website so visitors will be able know what each of the rest of the grantees’ projects is doing and where they’re working.