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____ Monday November 9, 2015 ____


Environment Fund

Region now accepting applications for the 2016 Community Environmental Fund

Waterloo Region – Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Region of Waterloo Community Environmental Fund (CEF). Established in 2011, the Fund provides grants to assist community members and organizations carry out projects that protect, promote, and enhance our natural environment. “Each year since 2011 we’ve seen some great environmental projects completed throughout the Region,” said Regional Chair Ken Seiling. “We’re looking forward to receiving applications for additional innovative projects that will benefit our community.”

Since 2011, the community has completed 125 projects and every dollar from the Region’s Community Environmental Fund has been matched by almost two dollars from others.

This year's grants will be offered exclusively for environmental stewardship projects. The application deadline is January 7, 2016, with priority given to projects that:

• Conserve and enhance ecologically significant natural features in our rural and urban areas, and especially those within our four Environmentally Sensitive Landscapes;
• Promote environmentally sustainable actions and behaviours; or
• Research environmental issues important to the region.

The Community Environmental Fund demonstrates the Region’s ongoing commitment to collaborate with community members to protect and enhance our environment.
Please visit to access additional details and to download the application package.

Please note that applications are subject to Regional Council approval and funding.

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