Faye Smith, with the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES), was happy to accept a second installment of $35,000 from the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Blue Water Project on Friday, a project aiming to help protect the world’s fresh water.
“We’re helping clean up watersheds and we’re staying in the area,” said Parksville RBC branch manager Allison Morgan.
MVIHES learned last year that their grant application to the RBC Blue Water project was approved and with Friday’s cheque they have received $70,000 toward Groundwater Mapping and Education in the Englishman River Watershed.
RBC’s Parksville’s branch was celebrating National Blue Water Day on Friday, raising awareness of the value and vulnerability of our water sources and educating on ways to reduce the intensity of our water footprint.
MVIHES was on hand explaining their groundwater mapping project, the Regional District of Nanaimo was also at the branch with an educational booth and their was a Aboriginal display table.
Under the Blue Water Project RBC has provided more than $28 million in grants to over 380 organizations since 2007, with $22 million left to give out in the campaign.
For more information visit http://bluewater.rbc.com. For more on MVIHES visit www.mvihes.bc.ca.