Apply Now for Local Environmental Conservation and Restoration Project Support

CASTLEGAR, BC – Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project, Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, are accepting applications for the Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program (WTCP). This program provides up to $50,000 annually to projects in the Waneta area that promote conservation and restoration through research, physical works, and other on-the-ground or applied projects.

“The Waneta Expansion Project is committed to a high standard of environmental protection and stewardship,” said Audrey Repin, spokesperson for the Waneta Expansion Project. “The projects that receive funding through the WTCP provide benefits to our natural environment.”

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 WTCP. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014. Visit for an application form and more information.

Eligible projects include research, species inventories, educational programs, development of management plans, habitat creation (restoration, rehabilitation), weed control, habitat protection and land acquisition.

The Waneta Expansion Project has many ongoing environmental stewardship measures in place. The partners are currently working on the Fort Shepherd Bar Fish Habitat Enhancement Project, along Highway 22, which will increase fish habitat in the Columbia River.

The Waneta Expansion Project is on budget and on schedule for completion in spring 2015. Local spending on goods and services exceeds $160 million to date.

The Waneta Expansion Project is a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. Columbia Power manages construction of the Project on behalf of the partnership. For more information please visit:

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Repin
Waneta Expansion Project Spokesperson
Columbia Power Corporation
Cell: 250.365.9502

Back to Top