An Ecological Services Initiative pilot project that will reward farmers for maintaining eco-friendly areas on their land is being conducted in south Aldergrove by the Township of Langley and the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation. Throughout the Township, food-producing farms such as Councillor David Davis’s in Milner - which was recently visited by Dave Melnychuk of the LSAF (middle) and Township Mayor Jack Froese (right) - are also home to environmentally sensitive forested areas, wetlands, and wildlife habitats that need protecting.
The Langley ESI is looking for at least 10 farms to volunteer to join the pilot project. Farmers will receive annual payments to participate in the program and allow access to their lands for monitoring and ecological assessments. Farmers must be located along the main stem of Bertrand Creek, downstream from 264 Street at 24 Avenue.
Contact the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
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