We’ve compiled a list of possible funding sources and service providers that could help you with your water-related issues. If you have any questions please let us know.
Growing Forward 2/Homegrown Success Program
The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) entered into a five-year (2013-2018) bilateral agreement to implement Growing Forward 2, the policy framework for agriculture. Over the five years Growing Forward 2 and Homegrown Success programs will focus on three thematic areas: (1) Innovation, (2) Competitiveness and Market Development and (3) Adaptability and Industry Capacity. To learn more about all funding programs under the Homegrown Success programs, CLICK HERE…
Water Specific Funding Under Homegrown Success
Under the Homegrown Success Environmental Management and Innovation program, there has been specific funding for farmers to deal with water-related issues on farms. This has included funding for: relocating livestock and horticulture facility away from riparian areas, farm yard runoff control, water well management, enhancing riparian health, recovery and management of wastewater for re-use, irrigation management, sustainable agricultural water supply, sustainable agricultural water practices and on-farm water management planning.
Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP)
The Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) is a charitable, community-based, non-governmental organization incorporated in 1990 to promote awareness about and foster the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of the marine and freshwater ecosystems of the Annapolis River Watershed. CARP has a number of projects that have an impact on the agricultural community, including the Annapolis River Agri-Stewardship Project and the Broken Brooks Project.
Adopt A Stream
NSLC Adopt A Stream is a community-based watershed stewardship program offered by the Nova Scotia Salmon Association. The program provides funding and technical support to help community volunteer organizations undertake projects to protect, repair and improve the aquatic and riparian habitats of local wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and estuaries in Nova Scotia. For more information, CLICK HERE…
Ducks Unlimited Canada works with landowners to restore and maintain wetlands and water fowl habitat. They also provide educational resources to encourage wetland and habitat stewardship. Contact the Nova Scotia office for more information on their programs.
NS Emergency Management Office (EMO), NS Municipal Affairs
In the event of a declared weather disaster, costs to replace lost infrastructure may qualify for funding from this office. An example would be the replacement of a stream bank protection structure or a bridge after Hurricane Juan. Contact EMO for more information.
RBC Blue Water Project
Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year global charitable commitment of $50 million to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations. To date, RBC has pledged over $41 million to more than 700 charitable organizations worldwide that protect watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water, with an additional $8.8 million pledged to universities for water programs. For more information, CLICK HERE…
EcoAction Community Funding Program
Since 1995, Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. In keeping with Environment Canada’s national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes: Clean air, Clean water, Climate change, and Nature.
Agricultural Marshlands Protection Services (Land Protection)
The Agriculture Marshland Conservation Act provides protection for tidal agricultural marshland in Nova Scotia. These lands are primarily located along the Bay of Fundy and its tributaries. Marshlands include a provincial dyke system, various control structures known as aboiteaux, and flood gates. The Land Protection Section carries out maintenance work on the system of tidal dykes and strategic inland flood control systems in Nova Scotia. This Section also provides advice to dyke landowners on improving drainage systems on the marshland. For further information, CLICK HERE…
The NS Department of Agriculture manages laboratories that analyze a range of animal, food and agricultural materials, including drinking, milk house and greenhouse water. Laboratory analysis is provided on a for-fee basis (with discounted rates for registered farmers) in order to provide farmers with the information they need to make good business decisions. For more information on laboratory services, CLICK HERE…