Lower Similkameen Indian Band receives wildfire funds

BC Wildfire Service

The B.C. government has allocated just over One Million Dollars in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to 11 local governments and First Nations communities in the Kamloops Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects.

These grants are part of a second round of 44 grants distributed provincewide from the program's first application intake. 

Among the recipients .... the Lower Similkameen Indian Band: $100,000 to assist with planning, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities for private land.

The B.C. government has committed $60 million to the Community Resiliency Investment program to help local governments and First Nations reduce the risk of wildfire through the promotion and use of FireSmart principles. 

The application deadline for the next intake is Oct. 18, 2019. 

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