Agricultural Biodiversity Enhancement Fund

The Clean Annapolis River Project currently has funding to conduct biodiversity-enhancing activities on agricultural lands in 2022 and 2023. Examples of opportunities include:

  • Planting shelterbelts and hedgerows

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  • Planting shrubs and/or trees along waterways and ponds

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  • Installation of fencing to exclude livestock from waterways and wetlands and provision of alternative watering sources (e.g. nose pumps)

  • Other activities that promote biodiversity may be eligible, please contact us if you have ideas​

Up to 100% of costs for materials and labour may be eligible, depending on the property, scale of work to be completed, and type of activity to be undertaken. To be eligible for this funding, properties must fit the following criteria:​

  1.    be actively farmng or part of an active farm operation;​

  2.    be in southwest Nova Scotia (Annapolis, Kings*, Digby, Queens, or Lunenburg Counties)​

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*Only a portion of Kings County is in the eligible region, contact us for details

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Steps to participate:

  1. Complete the expression of interest form below or contact our program manager, Brittni Scott. All interested participants will be contacted to discuss the activities they are interested in and their eligibility. 

  2. Complete a full application form for the specific activities you want to undertake. 

  3. Receive notification from CARP on the eligibility of your proposed activities and the amount of funding and support available. 

  4. Receive and sign a stewardship agreement. 

  5. Activity implementation with support from CARP or other project partners. 

  6. Follow-up monitoring, conducted by CARP. 

If you have land that meets the above criteria and you are interested in having work like this done on your farm, please fill out the form below. 

This opportunity has been made possible thanks to the financial support of Environment and Climate Change Canada. 

Please fill out the following form to express your interest in Agricultural Biodiversity Enhancement funding

Tell us a bit about yourself:

Tell us a bit about the farm:

Which activity are you interested in? You can choose multiple.

Thank you for your interest in this work!