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It is winter in northern Yukon, Canada.

It is -40 C outside, and normally a shallow river like this would be solid ice.

Groundwater is what keeps these fish alive!


Because groundwater continuously provides baseflow to rivers and regulates their temperature. 

(Video Credit: Wildman Productions, Whitehorse, Yukon)


News was recently released regarding open grant applications for water-related projects under the BC Watershed Security Fund


The grants are being administered by the First Nations Fisheries Council and the Real Estate Foundation of BC. 


Funding themes include:

  • Watershed collaboration, planning and governance

  • Watershed and ecosystem restoration

  • Nature-based infrastructure

  • Watersheds and food systems

  • Monitoring and assessment

  • Land and water-based learning, and intergenerational knowledge


Three groups of funding are available with grants from $50,000 to $500,000


Elligible groups include:

  • Registered non-profits

  • Educational institutions

  • First Nations governments, councils and groups

  • Local and regional governments



According to their website (Grants - Watershed Security Fund) there will be two grant intakes in 2024/2025


CURRENT INTAKE: Opens June 3, 2024 – Closes June 26, 2024


Second intake: Late 2024 for Spring 2025 grants (Specific dates to be announced)


We encourage you to find out more about the application and grant process and apply if relevant to your project or program. 


GW Solutions would be happy to provide support and assistance with preparation of grant proposals or applications on request.

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