The third instalment of the St. Albert Cheese factory's $21,000 donation over three years to South Nation Conservation's Clean Water Program was presented during a Clean Water Committee meeting Mon., July 31 by Jean Gour, president of the milk processing co-op.
Welcoming the final $7,000 contribution, committee chairman Denis Perrault said it'll help boost clean water funding granted directly to landowners to undertake water quality projects on their properties.
As South Nation's Water Quality Program continues to expand, partnerships are increasingly important. All partnerships with SNC will be of lasting benefit and improve quality of life in the area.
"It's our environment. They're our natural resources. Let's all share in the responsibility of enhancing them," Perrault said.
Successful participants in the CWP must have an approved application, including a visit from a field representative. They must also agree to participate financially, up to 50 per cent of total costs. Funding for 2006 has been fully allocated.
Since its inception in 1993, some 474 projects valued at $6.6-million have been made possible by over $1.7-million in grants under the Clean Water Program, with the committee actively seeking more partnerships to contribute to this important initiative.