WANETA EXPANSION PROJECT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PROJECTS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
CASTLEGAR, B.C. ¡V Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project - Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are accepting applications for this year¡¦s Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP).
This program provides up to $50,000 annually to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects.
¡§The Waneta Expansion Project is focused on a high standard of environmental protection,¡¨ said Audrey Repin, spokesperson for the project. ¡¨The Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program provides an opportunity for organizations to undertake projects which benefit our natural environment.¡¨
Eligible projects include:
Development of management plans
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. Visit www.columbiapower.org/wanetaexpansion for an application form and more information. Do you have a great idea but can¡¦t meet the 2013 deadline? Don't worry - the project will begin accepting applications for next year's funding on February 1.
The Waneta Expansion Project is currently on schedule and on budget, with $123 million in local spending to date. Planning is underway for a public community day celebration at the construction site in 2013.
The Waneta Expansion Project is a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. For more information please visit: www.columbiapower.org/wanetaexpansion.
For further information, please contact:
Audrey Repin, Waneta Expansion Project Spokesperson. Phone 250.304.6044. Cell 250.365.9502