RDN News Release - Wildfire Resiliency Planning Grant
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has been approved for a grant of $384,960 for Electoral Area Community Wildfire Resiliency Planning. The Community Resiliency Investment FireSmartTM grant, which is funded by the Government of British Columbia and administered by the Union of BC Municipalities, will enable the RDN to develop new Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans (CWRPs) for each of the seven Electoral Areas within the RDN to reduce the risk and impact of wildfires. Development of Fuel Management Prescriptions for the 707 Community Park on Gabriola Island and the RDN Arboretum property (formerly the H.R. MacMillan Grant Ainscough Arboretum) will also be covered by the grant.