St. Marys River Funding Announcement from Terry Sheehan

St. Mary's River
Photo Credit: JB

The federal government is handing over $95,000 from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund to protect and restore the St. Marys River.

Sault Ste Marie MP Terry Sheehan announced on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson. He calls the funding a big win for the citizens of Sault Ste Marie.

“Our government has been supporting projects in the St. Marys River for a number of years, and we’ve seen tremendous improvements,” says Sheehan. “I’m proud of Batchewana First Nation’s Natural Resources Department and Algoma University for keeping our environment healthy.”

Of this funding, $50,000 will be used by Batchewana First Nation to remediate fish habitats, $45,000 will be used by Algoma University to engage stakeholders and implement the Remedial Action Plan.

By: Mike McDonald, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter