February Newsletter 2015February 4, 2015
In the latest newsletter I expressed optimism at the start of a new year, and, it does promise to be a great year for the Foundation, based on the over 90 excellent funding proposals we received. January and February are the months in which our expert advisory committees meet to review and recommend which funding proposals should be funded. We look forward to being able to inform successful 2015 funding recipients by the end of March, to facilitate their planning for the field season.
In this newsletter we are delighted to highlight one of our most significant projects, along with one of our long-term volunteers.
The Rattling Brook project on a tributary of the Exploits River in central Newfoundland is the largest, long-term project we have helped fund. It’s important to salmon conservation for many reasons, but principally because this project has opened up nearly 5 million (yes, 5 million!) square meters of salmon habitat. This project has huge potential to strengthen salmon populations in Atlantic Canada.
The newsletter also features a profile of one of our longest serving expert volunteers. Peter Cronin, as a member of our Central Advisory Committee, has been instrumental in helping frame Foundation policies, as well as identifying significant conservation projects. We are honoured to have Peter and his CAC colleagues helping us make good funding decisions.
We at the Foundation are looking forward to 2015. With more conservation projects on the go, we are hopeful it will be a good year for salmon conservation.
Yours in conservation!