FEDERAL FUNDING AVAILABLE TO HELP COMBAT TOXIC ALGAE PROBLEM ON MUSKRAT LAKE
2/12/2018 1:53:50 PM


MP Cheryl Gallant says there could be new funding for the clean up of Muskrat Lake. The Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke member of parliament says applications are now open for the Eco Action Community Funding Program, with over 15 million dollars available for projects beginning this summer. Gallant says there is a serious toxic algae problem in Muskrat Lake and she's encouraging the Muskrat Lake Watershed Council and any other interested groups to apply for this funding. Gallant adds that the government says it wants to hear from Canadians about the Ottawa River watershed and as the Muskrat drains into the Ottawa River, you cannot be concerned about the quality of the Ottawa River and not be concerned about the water quality of Muskrat Lake. She says anyone who is concerned about the water quality can communicate those concerns through her website. The MP says the more residents who tell the government it's time to clean up Muskrat Lake, the greater likelihood something might happen. Meanwhile, the deadline to apply for the environmental program funding is March 21st.    

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