Federal government awards NEAT with $144k

The Northern Environmental Action Team will be expanding to the North after a substantial contribution from the Federal Government.

NEAT applied for the Federal Government’s Community Adjustment Funds and has been awarded $144,400 to expand its programs.

NEAT’s Executive Director Sally Emory says the organization knows exactly what it’s going to do with the money.

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The new Project Coordinator position will be filled by John Bass who will work with the Executive Director and the Eco-Educators.

Additionally, the funding enables NEAT to expand the Eco-Educator positions to be more comprehensive and engage a wider audience of residents and businesses to complement the active school programs.

The funding decision was announced on August 11 by the Prince George – Peace River MP Jay Hill.

Emory says this is exciting news for Fort Nelson, because the residents will now have support on environmental programs in the region.

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Emory says the funding comes at a timely matter because NEAT is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. For more information on NEAT and their programs, visit www.neat.ca