Until Dec. 31, 2019, Community Conserve is matching grants up to $10,000 on five different projects. Municipalities are invited to submit ideas for conservation projects or research, and Community Conserve will match dollar-for-dollar the investment.
Community Conserve builds environmental and conservation capacity for municipalities by funding projects and research on common issues. The program is a collaboration between the Miistakis Institute, Environmental Law Centre, AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta. Any municipality can submit and vote on conservation issues and ideas related to Alberta municipalities. When the projects are successfully crowdfunded, a team of researchers completes the project with the goal of overcoming problems that are common to Alberta’s municipalities.
Previously completed projects include:
- How Municipalities Apply Environmental Reserve in Alberta
- A Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities
- ALSA Conservation Tools for Municipalities Webinars
- Municipalities and Brownfields
- Municipal Management of Industrial Development
- Municipal Management of Water Bodies
- Municipalities and Environmental Assessment: Primer and Model Bylaw
- The Scope of Municipal Powers and the Environment
Community Conserve has received a funding boost so they are matching grants up to $10,000 for five projects. Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 31, and projects are expected to be completed within 6 months if the project is accepted.