The Trudeau government has announced it will award an additional $1 billion to Canada’s Great Lakes Conservation Fund, the first time the fund has been awarded to Canada for its efforts to restore and manage the lake.
In an update released Monday, the government said $1,025 million will be allocated to the fund and $1 million more will go to other projects across the country.
The fund is tasked with “developing a new approach to the conservation of the Great Lake, with a particular focus on protecting the Great Bear Lake in Manitoba and the Northern Lake of the St. Lawrence River in Ontario.”
The Great Lakes, which cover an area of approximately 10 million hectares, are the largest of the great lakes in Canada.
The Great Lake of Manitoba has been in a decline due to climate change and the effects of mining.