MP Marilyn Gladu Celebrates Species-at-Risk Funding for Local First Nation

Aamjiwnaang First Nation to receive $176,790, over three years
July 31, 2017


Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, has announced her support of federal project funding for Aamjiwnaang First Nation, in the amount of $176,790 for a three-year Habitat Stewardship Program Species at Risk Stream project.  Ms. Gladu was informed of the funding by the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

“I have reached out to Chief Rogers and Aamjiwnaang First Nation to offer my congratulations and support for this project.  I welcome any funding for our local communities that will help us address potential issues from urban and industrial development in terms of its impact on local species habitat.  We have many community partners across the region who will be very pleased to work in cooperation with Aamjiwnaang First Nation, and I commend Chief Rogers and the entire community for their continued conservation and stewardship leadership.  I look forward to continuing to work with her closely on such issues whenever called upon.

             -MP Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia-Lambton)

 

According to Minister McKenna, the project will “identify and mitigate threats caused by urban and industrial development near important habitats of the Butler's Gartersnake, listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as threatened. It will take place within the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in the St. Clair Plains regional priority area within the Carolinian Forest Zone, which is identified as a critical area because of its biodiversity value.  The project will also support the engagement of community participation to document and transfer traditional ecological knowledge between elders and youth in order to address language gaps and clarify the need for community stewardship.”

 

Constituents & Media can find details about the Federal departmental contribution programs at www.ec.gc.ca/financement-funding/default.asp?lang=En&n=923047A0-1.

 

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MP Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia-Lambton)
(Sarnia) 519-383-6600
(Ottawa) 613-957-2649
Email: Marilyn.Gladu@parl.gc.ca

  

Background

The project will support the engagement of community participation to document and transfer traditional ecological knowledge between elders and youth in order to address language gaps and clarify the need for community stewardship. The project will support landowner stewardship agreements and keep the community apprised of the project status, and the recipient will partner with community groups to remove invasive herbaceous plant and woody species, create additional basking sites, open foraging habitat and habitat linkage corridors, and create and enhance hibernation habitat.

 

The offer of funding is conditional on the successful negotiation of the project details and the signature of a contribution agreement.

 

For additional details about the Federal departmental contribution programs: www.ec.gc.ca/financement-funding/default.asp?lang=En&n=923047A0-1.