The board and staff of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, joined by program partners and the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship, gathered on the banks of Netley Creek where the RBC Royal Bank announced funding for the Green Bank: Clear Waters project. This project was awarded funding as part of RBC’s $50 million Blue Water Project funding initiative. The event took place on June 22, 2012.
Read the article here: RBC donates $225,000 to keep Lake Winnipeg healthy – Winnipeg Free Press.
Browse photographs take at the event in the photo gallery below. All photos by M. Neumann, MHHC. For more information about a photo, click on the “ i ” button located on the top right corner of the gallery. On the bottom right, click on “ FS “ for a full screen view or “ SL “ for a slide show.
GBCW June 22, 2012
The MHHC board and staff were joined by program partners and the Minister of Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship as RBC presented funding for the the GBCW project as part of the RBC Blue Water Project funding initiative.
Tim Sopuck, CEO of MHHC, welcomes guests. Pictured on left is Harold Foster (Board Member - EICD), Gord Mackintosh (Minister - Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship), Lynette Gillen (RBC - Regional Vice President), and John Whitaker (Chair - MHHC Board). [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_2rbc.jpg]160RBC - remarks
Lynette Gillen, Regional Vice President RBC Royal Bank discusses RBC's commitment to water protection by funding project like GBCW through the RBC Blue Water Project funding initiative. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_3minister.jpg]100Minister - Conservation & Water Stewardship remarks
Minister Gord Mackintosh congratulates MHHC and program partners on the recipient for the RBC Blue Water Project funding and suggests that RBC has set an excellent example of corporate environmental responsibility. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_4harold.jpg]100EICD - Remarks
Harold Foster is a board member of the East Interlake Conservation District (EICD). The EICD is a GBCW program partner, and the event was held along Netley Creek, which is situated in the EICD. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_5presentation.jpg]110Presentation
RBC's Lynette Gillen, Minister Gord Mackintosh and MHHC CEO Tim Sopuck pose with the cheque for $225,000 awarded to the GBCW project as part of the RBC Blue Water Project funding initiative. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_6riparian_minister.jpg]170Explaining riparian value
MHHC's Riparian Program Coordinator, Marilena Kowalchuk, explains riparian ecological functions and values to Minister Gord Mackintosh and his wife on the bank of Netley Creek. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_7riparian_grp1.jpg]180Riparian tour 1
Event participants learn about riparian health on the banks of Netley Creek. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_8riparian_grp2.jpg]100Riparian tour 2
Event participants learn about riparian health on the banks of Netley Creek. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_9riparian_grp3.jpg]100Riparian tour 3
Event participants learn about riparian health on the banks of Netley Creek. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_10riparian_grp4.jpg]150Riparian tour 4
Event participants learn about riparian vegetation along Netley Creek. [img src=http://www.riparianhealth.ca/wp-content/flagallery/gbcw-june-22-2012/thumbs/thumbs_11riparian_plants.jpg]100Riparian Plants
Ferns, violets, trilliums and columbines are just a few of the riparian plants found growing along Netley Creek.