District Receives $100,000 Grant For Climate Change

Posted: 2019-02-20 08:00:14 By: hbr

The District of Muskoka has been granted $106,812 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate change grants initiative to help increase its capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.

The District of Muskoka is among 58 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.

The Muskoka Watershed Council issued its Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka  report in 2016.  The report delivers 15 recommendations and actions to prepare Muskoka for changing climate.

District Chair John Klinck says one of the recommendations taken from the watershed report was for The District Municipality of Muskoka to establish a climate-specific position. The District responded by creating a permanent Climate Change Initiatives Coordinator position in 2018, he said.  

The grant received by the District will assist in off-setting the salary earmarked to support this position.