The Ontario Trillium Foundation has committed $258 500 over the next two years to the EDRR Expansion. This will help increase community participation in ecosystem conservation and restoration efforts. The funding will increase engagement of communities in environmental protection. It is directed at partners within the Quinte, Kingston and Rideau regions of Eastern Ontario. With the help of our new partner, The Eastern Ontario Model Forest, we will equip more communities and groups with the knowledge to protect against and prevent invasive species.
Upcoming Webinar – July 13th at 1:00pm EST
Join us & our partners to learn about the network, and how you can get involved in Eastern Ontario:
Calling all eastern Ontario organizations interested in invasive species! The registration for our Eastern Ontario EDRR Network Introduction Webinar is now open! Register here: https://t.co/FDBTo5yB78 pic.twitter.com/y6pIxU0usd— EDRR Network Ontario (@EDRRNetON) July 2, 2020
The EDRR project aims to train and equip volunteers with the skills and resources to reduce the impact of invasive species. Participating volunteers gain valuable knowledge on invasive species and use their environmental passion to spread awareness to a wider audience. The program helps communities and ecosystems who are impacted by the threat of invasive species. By working at the community level, the project strives to increase collaboration. In addition, it also increases public capacity on detecting and responding to threats posed by new invasive species.
In summary, the new 2020 funding will help the EDRR program expand its reach even further into new Eastern Ontario catchment areas. This will create even more opportunity for involvement in the detection, management and prevention of invasive species in Ontario.
See the full press release here: