Micro-grants available for invasive species removal, education

Municipalities, Indigenous communities and non-profit organizations could receive $1,000 in one-time funding to help protect land and water from invasive species

PRESS RELEASE
INVASIVE SPECIES CENTER
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You can help protect your community’s land and water from invasive species with an Invasive Species Micro-Grant.

Recognizing the importance of working together to prevent invasive species, the Invasive Species Center has issued a call for applications for the Invasive Species Micro-Grants Program. Invasive Species Microgrants support community action and education to prevent the spread of invasive species that harm Ontario’s environment, economy and society.

With support from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Invading Species Micro-Grant Program will provide 45 projects across Ontario with one-time grants of $1,000. Interested groups in Ontario (e.g., municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, non-profit or charitable groups, universities, colleges and schools, clubs and associations) can self-nominate a micro-grant.

“Through micro-grants, we are able to help communities across the province protect their natural spaces from invasive species,” said Sarah Rang, Executive Director of the Invasive Species Centre. “Combined, these efforts have a significant impact and go a long way to advancing invasive species prevention and management in Ontario.

The micro-grants program seeks projects that:

  • Controlling invasive species on the ground through community action and engagement
  • Preventing the spread and establishment of invasive species in Ontario
  • Increase awareness of invasive species through education and awareness activities and programs

Interested applicants can submit an online application by Friday, August 19. Visit the Invasive Species Center website for more information.

For additional questions and to discuss the Invasive Species Microgrants Program, interested applicants may contact Karen Alexander, Policy Coordinator, Invasive Species Center at [email protected]

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