NATION VALLEY — Are you planning an environmental or recreational event for your community this summer? South Nation Conservation (SNC) is now accepting applications for its Community Environmental Grants Program.
Non-profit groups are encouraged to apply to receive a grant of up to $300 to help offset the costs of their event or activity. The program has four grant categories: River, Heritage, Agri-Environmental and Community Outreach.
“The grant program supports events and projects within SNC’s jurisdiction that promote recreational use of our river, protect the environment or celebrate the natural heritage of the area,” said John Mesman, SNC’s Team Lead of Communications and Outreach.
Every year $10,000 in funding is distributed through this program approved by SNC’s Communications Committee. Approved projects and events draw visitors to locations within the natural environment while promoting outdoor environmental stewardship or recreational activities. Many events also raise funds for worthy local causes.
Residents can also help make a difference in their communities this summer by volunteering as SNC Forest Stewards; Forest Stewards receive training and assist SNC in the management of forests by monitoring assigned properties in the vicinity of where they live.
“Donating your time and energy to a not-for-profit environmental organization can be very rewarding” added Mesman. “It’s a great way to get involved on the ground and help preserve the beauty and accessibility of SNC’s Community Forests.”
For more information on SNC’s Community Environmental Grants Program and volunteer opportunities, visit www.nation.on.ca or call 1-877-984-2948.