- Invasive Species Council of British Columbia: $100,000 for its education, awareness and training program
- Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society: $19,000 for sustainable life education and watershed education programs
- Williams Lake Field Naturalists: $12,000 for community programs, and natural history and eco-print school programs
- Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee Society: $11,000 for education and outreach programs
“This funding will help these four great organizations continue their very important work,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said.
“I would like to thank the volunteers and staff of these groups, who do so much for the environment in our region.”
These grants were awarded under the Environment category of the Community Gaming Grants program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.
Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.
“Through education, training and eco-friendly programs, all of these organizations help preserve and protect our environment,” Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes said.