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NEWS RELEASE - West Boundary Community Forest Grants Over $41,000 to Local Groups

Midway, B.C. – the West Boundary Community Forest (WBCF) has just announced who the recipients of their Fall 2022 grants are and 16 local organizations will be receiving funding.

Each year, the WBCF provides funding to eligible non-profit organizations, community groups, and societies in the West Boundary region. This year, WBCF has awarded funding to 16 local groups.

John Bolt, the chair for the WBCF said, “The West Boundary Community Forest is proud to support local groups through grants and donations. Outstanding forest stewardship and local benefits are a direct result of proper forest management through the Com

munity Forest tenure model. We hope to increase these benefits and expand our community forest in the near future.”

The Fall intake period which opened mid-September for a month, had community groups, schools, and non-profit societies located in, or serving area residents and the public in the West Boundary, apply for grant money. The organizations that received funding with details on their projects include:

In addition to these applicants, WBCF also donated $1,500 each to the Kettle River Food Share, the Bridge, and the Greenwood Food Bank.

Dan Macmaster, Forest Manager for WBCF said, “Our community forest goals focus on giving back to the local municipalities through employment contracts, dividends to our shareholders, and grants to our local groups, derived from the log sales of our tenure. We will continue to include local residents and the Osoyoos Indian Band on management decisions in the forest – and create benefits for the entire region.”

To learn more about the WBCF grants and bursaries program, click here.

For an interview with WBCF, contact:

Dan Macmaster, RPF, Forest Manager

West Boundary Community Forest | 250.528.0344


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