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May 9, 2022

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES THIRD INTAKE FOR QUARRY REHABILITATION PROGRAM

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Continued Support for Projects to Protect Environmental Impacts: Fielding

The Manitoba government is opening a third intake for the Quarry Rehabilitation on Private and Municipal Land Program, Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

“Our government is committed to supporting the rehabilitation of depleted pits and quarries on private and municipal lands,” said Fielding. “Up to $2.8 million, which is the projected balance of the Quarry Rehabilitation Reserve Account, will be available for the 2022-23 program.”

Owners of private and municipal lands with a registration certificate or private quarry permit issued since 1992 are eligible for a grant up to $200,000 for new rehabilitation projects that:

  • protect the environment against adverse effects;
  • minimize the detrimental impact on adjoining lands;
  • minimize hazards to public safety; and
  • leave the site in a state that is compatible with adjoining land uses.

The minister noted the Quarry Rehabilitation on Private and Municipal Land Program has provided $10 million in funding to 100 projects over the last two years.

Eligible project activities include sloping and grading, moving oversized boulders and other materials, spreading overburden and topsoil, and purchasing seed to cover graded areas.

Applications will be open until June 15 and successful grant recipients will be notified in mid-July. Approved projects must be completed by Jan. 31, 2023.

For more information on the Quarry Rehabilitation on Private Land Program, including how to apply, visit www.gov.mb.ca/iem/mines/quarry_rehab/index.html.

Interested applicants can also call 204-945-1119 or (toll-free) 1-800-223-5215, or email quarryrehab@gov.mb.ca.

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