Fed Gov Funds Replanting for Biodiversity in Thompson-Nicola

Infrastructure Canada

The Lower Nicola Indian Band is revitalizing natural green spaces and completing bank stabilization with an investment of $190,000 from the federal government.

The funding supports planting various types of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass at several locations on different reserves that were disturbed by the flooding event in Merritt in 2021. The revegetation efforts aim to increase biodiversity on the reserves and manage invasive species encroaching in certain areas, specifically blue weed. Additionally, completing bank stabilization will safeguard the ecosystem and support the breeding habitat of the salmon population in the creek, while also mitigating future flood risks.

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