Maple Ridge river group receives grant

Annual contribution of $50,000 helps small group keep going

  • Dec. 9, 2014 7:00 p.m.

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The Alouette River Management Society has received a $50,000 shot in the arm from the provincial government’s gaming branch.

The money will be used to fund the society’s ongoing education programs and the operations of its Rivers Heritage Centre, at the north end of 248th Street.

“Through community outreach, ARMS also offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to youth and the general public to connect with neighbourhood causes, such as habitat restoration, stream monitoring, salmon surveying, litter pickups, and invasive plant species removals,” said a release from the group Tuesday.

“This grant goes a long way to providing us with the resources to run the Rivers Heritage Centre, offer great environmental education opportunities for kids and youth, and to work with many other like-minded groups and government agencies on the Alouette River,” said Greta Borick-Cunningham, ARMS executive director.

ARMS was formed in 1993.