City of Richmond awarded cash to further protect Mitchell Island

Richmond News

The City of Richmond has been awarded $75,000 to support its ongoing work on the Mitchell Island Environmental Stewardship Initiative.

The funding, which came from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, is part of an initiative which began in the spring of 2019.

The program identifies ways to protect and maintain the environment on the island, which is on the ecologically sensitive Fraser River estuary and is also one of Metro Vancouver’s major industrial hubs. …

When completed, the city will determine the best methods to implement the recommended projects.

“One of council’s goals is to ensure Richmond is a sustainable and environmentally conscious city,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“Because of the large number of diverse industries working on the island, it is important that we have a plan in place to protect its ecosystem and are pleased to see the Federation of Canadian Municipalities supports our vision.” …

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