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  • ‘Stuck in a ditch’: Watershed protection group calling for equitable funding –

    February 11, 2017

    by Malcolm Campbell  Febuary 11, 2017, CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-watershed-provincial-funding-formula-1.3976556 The Southeast Environmental Association says a new formula intended to create balanced funding for the province’s watershed groups may be flawed. Members of the P.E.I. Watershed Alliance voted in late November to accept the formula for distributing provincial money.  Prior to the vote, any members of the alliance receiving federal funds for projects were prohibited from taking provincial money. ‘Stuck in a ditch’ Ian Petrie, secretary and treasurer of the Southeast Environmental Association, said this rule against provincial funds stopped his group and the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association from working on much needed projects. Petrie said for more than a decade those two groups received federal funds under the Atlantic Coastal Action Plan, which precluded them from […]