Local residents can help raise millions of dollars for local conservation projects if they vote “yes” in a referendum next month.
That’s one of the messages from Dave Hillary – the program manager of the Kootenay Conservation Program – as he travels our area to inform the public about a new fund which would see homeowners taxed about $15 dollars a year for ten years .
He says in the East Kootenay the program helped generate $1.5 million in grants …
The fund – proposed for RDCK Areas A,D and E – would pay for local values and priorities like habitat and water projects, working family farms and environmental stewardship.
Public info sessions are running the next two weeks and you can check the schedule at the Kootenay Conservation Program’s website.