WILLIAMS LAKE – Four organizations in Williams Lake have received a combined $142,000 from the province’s Community Gaming Grants program.

  • Invasive Species Council of British Columbia: $100,000 for its education, awareness and training program;
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society: $19,000 for sustainable life education and watershed education programs;
  • Williams Lake Field Naturalists: $12,000 for community programs, and natural history and ecoprint school programs.
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee Society: $11,000 for education and outreach programs.

“This funding will help these four great organizations continue their very important work,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said. “I would like to thank the volunteers and staff of these groups, who do so much for the environment in our region.”

“Through education, training and eco-friendly programs, all of these organizations help preserve and protect our environment,” Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes said.

This grant was awarded under the Environment category of the Community Gaming Grants program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at https://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.