PRINCE GEORGE – The Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS) will benefit from $26,000 thanks to the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant program.

REAPS fosters environmental stewardship in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. Its main goal is waste reduction. REAPS offers various forms of community outreach and public awareness, including programs in the schools, garden workshops, and other educational initiatives, where people can learn about composting, recycling, vermicomposting, organic gardening and other environmental issues.

“REAPS is excited to be the recipient of the B.C. government’s Community Gaming Grant,” REAPS executive director Terri McClymont said. “The funds provide much-needed revenue to extend our environmental education within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.”

“REAPS does an exceptional job of helping our community learn how to reduce waste and think about green alternatives,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “Whether it is recycling or composting, speaking or hosting workshops, REAPS is making a difference in our region.”

“This funding will help support initiatives that help protect and conserve our environment for future generations,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said.

This grant is awarded under the Environment category of the Community Gaming Grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Sports and Arts and Culture and Human and Social Services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find information and applications at gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/.