Environment Canada

Environment Canada

April 07, 2010 14:45 ET

Atlantic Coastal Action Program Organizations Receive Funding for 2010-2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - Canada's Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, announced today the 2010-2011 funding for the Government of Canada's Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) and the transition of the ACAP to an ecosystem-based model of environmental management.

"I am pleased to announce that the member organizations of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program will receive funding for the 2010-2011 fiscal year to transition this valuable program towards a more inclusive, ecosystem-based approach to environmental management," said Minister Prentice. "This funding will allow us to focus on the issues and the areas that are most in need of intervention, as well as offer the greatest environmental benefits to Atlantic Canadians."

While the total funding in 2010-2011 for conservation for the Atlantic Region will remain the same, some adjustments have been made to this valuable Program in this transition year to bring it in-line with the identification of other priority ecosystems across Canada. As a result, a focus will be placed on the issues of water quality, habitat and biodiversity loss and climate change impacts.

Each of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program organizations will be advised of their funding for 2010-2011 in the near future.

The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) is a unique community-based program initiated by Environment Canada to help Atlantic Canadians restore and sustain local watersheds and adjacent coastal areas. It is funded through Environment Canada's ongoing program funding. ACAP is being transitioned to an ecosystem-based approach to environmental management which plans for, and encompasses, the impact of taking action at an environmental, economic and social level. 

The Government of Canada is working to ensure that Canadian ecosystems are healthy, prosperous and sustainable for present and future generations.

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