kelso fullThe City of Owen Sound has been granted $117,636.00 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate Change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.

The City of Owen Sound is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.

Climate change affects our community in many ways including more frequent and extreme weather events, which can have a large negative impact on our quality of life, environment and our infrastructure.

The City of Owen Sound and Grey Sauble Conservation will partner together and will use the funding to dedicate staff to activities such as ground truthing initiatives, creating digital elevation models and contours, researching climate change initiatives and creating a climate adaptation plan.

“The City of Owen Sound is proud to be a recipient of this grant from FCM and pleased to partner with Grey Sauble Conservation on this very important project,” stated Mayor Ian Boddy.

The Climate Change staff grants are offered through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound