January Newsletter 2015January 4, 2015
We are excited to start the 2015 as our ninth year of wild Atlantic salmon conservation project funding with news that we have received the record number of 95 funding proposals. That’s nearly double the number of proposals received for 2014! And, this year, for the first time we will be granting our longstanding goal of $1 million for the first time.
These proposals also result in a record demand for project funding, but they also represent the prospect of a record increase in opportunities for improving salmon conservation outcomes. These and other initiatives we have in the works mean that 2015 will be a year where we set new performance records in support of community groups working to save wild Atlantic salmon.
This year we have added one additional staff person as a Conservation Project Coordinator, Leigh-Anne Outhouse. Leigh-Anne joins us after having served in DFO’s Habitat Stewardship Program and as former Executive-Director of the St. Croix International Waterways Commission. With all her experience we welcome her into our foundation to help manage recipient relations and our grant program.
Yours in conservation!