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Langley environmental group receives grant to help local salmon population

Yorkson Watershed Enhancement Society was given $2,500 for restoration efforts
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The Yorkson Watershed Enhancement Society received a $2,500 grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation to help fund watershed restoration efforts. (LEPS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Salmon populations throughout the Lower Mainland will continue to get the help they need thanks to the latest round of grants from the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

These grants are given twice each year and come from the foundation’s Community Salmon Program, which has been helping fund local stewardship programs for more than 30 years.

The most recent distribution of grants handed out nearly $800,000 across B.C. and the Yukon, funding a total of 65 projects, including ones in Maple Ridge, Langley, and Surrey.

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For Langley, the Yorkson Watershed Enhancement Society received a $2,500 grant to help restore their watershed.

Pacific Salmon Foundation CEO Michael Meneer said that funding projects like this is incredibly important for both the environment and members of the public.

“The needs of salmon populations across B.C. have changed since the Pacific Salmon Foundation launched the Community Salmon Program more than three decades ago,” said Meneer.

“We’ve expanded our grant program to meet the growing demand for funding from local stewards and the evolving challenges salmon face – such as climate change and habitat loss.”

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Applications for the next round of Community Salmon Program grants can be submitted until Feb. 15 at www.psf.smapply.ca.



Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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