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Manitoba Supporting Green Team Programs with $5.4M in Funding

August 7, 2018 9:58 AM | News

Brian Pallister

Premier Brian Pallister makes an announcement near the Seine River on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Green Team programs are receiving more than $5.4 million from the province. (@BRIAN_PALLISTER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is investing some financial green to support Green Team projects this summer.

The province is providing over $5.4 million to 700 community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks.

Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires made the announcement Tuesday near the Seine River.

“We’re pleased to help young Manitobans get involved in the community to conserve and protect the many great areas of our province we enjoy and hold dear,” said Pallister.

“These investments also support youth recreation and volunteer opportunities, as well as programs aimed specifically at Indigenous youth, visible minority youth and youth with a disability.”

One of the programs to benefit from the jolt in funding is Save Our Seine, meant to clear-up the urban river and return it to its natural condition.

Green Team provides grants to hire youth to work on community projects between May 1 and August 31.

Squires says more than 1,200 Manitobans are employed in Green Team programs this summer.