MLA Lisa Beare welcomes grant to reduce wildfire risks in Pitt Meadows

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PITT MEADOWS – MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare is welcoming $25,000 to assist with planning and development to reduce wildfire risk in the community.

“Everyone wants to feel ready and able to deal with the risk of wildfires,” said MLA Lisa Beare. “By prioritizing proactive planning measures, we will be better equipped to mitigate the risks that wildfires pose.”

The City of Pitt Meadows will be receiving $25,000 to support planning and development efforts to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires.

Pitt Meadows is one of almost 90 local governments and First Nations throughout BC benefiting from almost $9 million in new provincial government grants to support wildfire risk reduction projects through the Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program.

The CRI program helps reduce wildfire risks and impacts in BC communities by providing funding and support to complete FireSmart initiatives and fuel management activities. The program is administered by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

Since launching the CRI program in September 2018, the BC New Democrat government has invested more than $18.6 million to support 209 projects helping local governments and First Nations mitigate wildfire threats around their communities.

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