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Grant program seeks Niagara water quality improvement projects

October 31, 2020  By Greenhouse Canada

The 2021 Restoration Grant Program is open for projects to help improve local water quality in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula region. Selected projects are eligible for up to $15,000, and the deadline has been extended to November 9, 2021.

Greenhouse producers may be interested in applying under ‘Nutrient Management Practices,’ with projects that would improve local water quality through the reduction and elimination of excess nutrients, says Erika Navarro of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA).

Examples of potentially eligible projects include:

  • Greenhouse recirculation equipment, collection, storage, transfer and treatment systems;
  • Fruit and vegetable washing facilities;
  • Tile drainage control shut-off;
  • Other innovative discharge treatment technologies;
  • Water meters to monitor the amount of wash water discharged and sumps when required; and
  • Low-water use retrofits for sinks.

Organizers are seeking projects that will improve habitat, water quality, and agricultural practices, as part of ongoing efforts to restore the Niagara Peninsula watershed’s natural heritage and water resources.

Eligible applicants include landowners, NGOs, government organizations, and more. Download the application here.

The NPCA oversees the Niagara Peninsula watershed, which includes the Niagara Region, portions of the City of Hamilton, and parts of Haldimand County.

(Source: Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority)

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