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Grant spurs Coquitlam River roundtable

The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable is continuing its activities with a new part-time coordinator. - fiLE PHOTO
The Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable is continuing its activities with a new part-time coordinator.
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A new co-ordinator has been hired to steer the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, a multi-stakeholder effort to promote sustainable, healthy watersheds in the region.

Krista Englund will take on the part-time job after the Roundtable Core Committee secured $75,500 from a variety of funders. The funds will be used to develop Phase I of a watershed plan for the Lower Coquitlam River watershed and to launch a discussion series called Watershed Cafés.

The funding partners are the Real Estate Foundation of BC ($40,000), Metro Vancouver ($20,000), Fisheries and Oceans Canada ($10,000), Watershed Watch Salmon Society/Bullitt Foundation ($5,000) and the Coquitlam Foundation ($500).

As well, the group will set up a web site with virtual tours of the watershed this summer and hold a meeting for participating members in November.

For more information, visit http://www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca/About+Us/Roundtable/Roundtable.htm

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

 

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