The Fraser Valley Conservancy is one of the proud recipients to receive funding from the RBC Blue Water Project*. The RBC Blue Water Project is a wide-ranging, multi-year program to help foster a culture of water stewardship, so that people have clean fresh water today and tomorrow.
With funding from this project FVC will be able to enhance and protect over fifty acres of land and restore over ten acres within that total. FVC owns sixteen acres of wetland located in Abbotsford, called the Maclure Wetlands, as well as the Auchenway Wildlife Corridor in the Chilliwack River Valley. Each of the properties is in need of restoration and enhancement to increase the biological function and improve wildlife habitats. Each of the sites is located in important local community environmental areas as determined by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada and each have community support.
For more information on the RBC Blue Water Project, as well as grant guidelines and application forms, visit www.rbc.com/bluewater
*Under the RBC Blue Water Project, RBC has committed :
- To provide $50 million in charitable grants to not-for-profit organizations that protect watersheds and provide or ensure access to clean drinking water. Since 2007, RBC has committed more than $28 million in single and multi-year grants over 380 organizations.
- To promote responsible and sustainable water use with our employees and clients through education and awareness programs that create an understanding of the value and vulnerability of our water resources; and to reduce the intensity of our own water footprint;
- To encourage the growth of North American businesses that develop and commercialize innovative solutions to the water issues facing the world and increase our ability to provide financial services to these companies;
- To take a leadership role to encourage the involvement of other corporations and encourage a spirit of collaboration among and between all sectors to help protect the world’s freshwater.