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Environment Enhancement Fund 2008

Environment Enhancement Fund 2008 Pre-Christmas

Environment Canterbury has approved $175,000 of funding for biodiversity projects in the Canterbury region for the 2008 funding round of the Environment Enhancement Fund.

A total of 87 applications were received for the 2008 funding round by the closing date of August 31. Requests ranged from protecting remnant areas of indigenous bush, wetland and stream restoration to amenity plantings. Five projects were funded to the maximum allowable limit.

The committee considering this year’s applications was impressed with the standard of applications and the work towards enhancing biodiversity in Canterbury.

2008 was the eighth round of funding since Environment Canterbury launched the Environment Enhancement Fund in 2001. The fund assists voluntary programmes that protect and enhance Canterbury’s indigenous biodiversity. Honda New Zealand provided $57,800 for the Honda TreeFund component of the Environment Enhancement Fund this year.


FUNDING AWARDED BY DISTRICT:

ASHBURTON - $23,765 – 7 projects
CHRISTCHURCH - $24,701 – 9 projects
HURURNUI - $28,357 – 7 projects
KAIKOURA - $9,756 – 2 projects
SELWYN - $17,380 – 5 projects
TIMARU - $22,653 – 8 projects
WAIMAKARIRI - $22,866 – 6 projects
WAIMATE - $16,816 – 5 projects
WAITAKI - $9,020 – 2 projects
16 Honda Tree Fund Projects throughout Canterbury


The Environment Enhancement Fund opens from 1 June to 31 August 2009. Environment Canterbury is keen to help more communities protect or enhance the biodiversity of the region.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can enhance biodiversity in your local area please contact Environment Canterbury on 0800 EC INFO or check out http://www.ecan.govt.nz/About+Us/Awards/eef.htm

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