Adapted from cropped map of Cortes Recycling Depot

SRD seeks grant reducing wildfire threat to community buildings

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is seeking a Union of BC Municipalities grant to decrease the wildfire threat to community buildings. 

Photo credit: HouseFire by Albert Straub via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

The proposal

The associated staff report contains written endorsements from the village of Zeballos and South Quadra Island Island Fire Protection District.  

By the time SRD Protective services Coordinator Shaun Koopman explained his proposal to the Board, the Cortes Island Firefighting Association sent their endorsement and the village of Gold River expressed interest.

“The Regional District recently obtained over $200,000 for wildfire risk reduction. What you see before you is my request to apply for another wildfire risk reduction grant, for about twice that amount. The focus of this grant is to reduce the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure tfrom being destroyed or damaged during a wildfire,” said Koopman.

Proposed projects include: 

The board approved this application, which is now being sent to the Union of BC Municipalities. 

Links of Interest

Adapted from cropped map of Cortes Recycling Depot in SRD Staff report by Roy L Hales

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