PEI National Park receives $11.6M for Fiona rehabilitation, repairs
June 15, 2023
By Avert staff
The federal government’s $300-million Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund has doled out $11.6 million to Parks Canada to support rehabilitation and repairs at PEI National Park.
The post-tropical storm last September destroyed major infrastructure within the park. The funded projects will rebuild and adapt park infrastructure to better withstand adverse weather, Parks Canada said in a news release.
Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said in the release Canadians are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change.
“We are taking ambitious climate action to cut our pollution and create an all-hands-on-deck approach to climate adaptation. The Government invests in Parks Canada’s administered places to help combat the effects of climate change, while supporting the health of our natural environment and ensuring public safety and enjoyment of these national treasures,” Guilbeault said.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency co-ordinates the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund, working with federal departments and agencies to develop targeted initiatives to assist in recovery and rebuilding, and allocate funds.
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