Three local projects are among those receiving grants from the Pacific Salmon Foundation this year, the organization announced this week.
The Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society will receive a $3,500 grant to go toward a redesign and update of its water collection system to better accommodate the raising of young fish before release. The project will cost $16,100.
The Fraser Valley Conservancy’s $27,400 plan to remove an old fish barrier from Deer Lake Brook in order to create spawning habitat and improve access for salmon will be the beneficiary of a $6,500 grant.
And the conservancy will also get $6,500 to go towards restoration work at Windebank Creek in Mission. That project, which focuses on salmon habitat and monitoring of the creek’s water and salmon, has a total cost of $23,600.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation gave a total of $1.5 million in grants to 121 different projects across British Columbia.