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Green Fund

The mayor mentioned Council’s desire to establish a local green fund for sustainable development and environmental protection in his presentation of the 2019 budget highlights. Council then passed By-law 19-781 to establish the green fund at the regular council meeting on January 7. La Pêche will use the fund to support innovative projects from the community and actions in areas such as fighting climate change, managing waste, protecting water, and caring for the soil. Green fund support for those efforts is a natural outgrowth of La Pêche’s 2019–2023 strategic plan, in which climate change is one of eight identified priority issues.


An implementation policy, an application guide and form have been produced to facilitate the project submission process.


If you wish to submit projects, here are the dates to remember:

    • 1st application deadline: March 1 
    • 2nd application deadline: September 1


    Documents: 

    For any information:
    fondsvert@villelapeche.qc.ca. 

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      • Projects funded after the 1st call for projects

      The Green Fund was set up with two calls for projects, one with a deadline of March 1 and the other September 1. A total of 18 eligible La Pêche organizations applied for the March 1 deadline. This first running of the Green Fund will award $92,042 to the 12 projects in the table below, assuming they produce the required documentation. The Green Fund’s leveraging effect can be observed in the third column, showing the percentage of total funding provided by the Municipality.  

      Project and applicant

      Amount

      Percentage

      Implementation of organic waste collection, Municipality of La Pêche

      $20,679

      34%

      Eurasian water-milfoil: Beating an Invasive Species, Gauvreau Lake Environmental Protection Association

      $1,023

      75%

      Educational series, La Pêche Coalition for a Green New Deal (LPCGND)

      $1,500

      75%

      A manual for neighbourhood resilience in La Pêche, Gary Martin

      *$6,500

      24%

      Waste management and sustainability improvements to Clinique médicale des Collines, Clinique médicale des Collines Inc.

      $14,662

      50%

      Effects of boats on the proliferation of invasive species, Municipality of La Pêche

      $2,656

      100%

      Recycling stations in CISSS de l’Outaouais facilities, Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l’Outaouais

      $15,000

      49%

      Solar La Pêche, Ron Verbeek

      $1,400

      28%

      Study for Lac Gauvreau recovery, Lac GauvrEAU Secours

      $8,470

      47%

      Farmhop, Roots and Shoots Farm

      $3,652

      75%

      Shoreline protection awareness project, Friends of the Gatineau River

      $6,500

      50%

      The EZHarvester and carbon-neutral honey goal, Apiverte Inc.

      $10,000

      33%

      *Special conditions based on approval of funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)