These organizations and others have funded current and past projects of the CBEMN.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has been a long time partner with the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network and our Environmental Stewardship Equipment Bank. ‘The Bank’ is open for any community-group, student, or researcher who requires assistance in obtaining equipment for environmental monitoring. There is no charge for the lending of equipment, however the recipient group or individual will be responsible for the well-being of the equipment.

Since it began in 1990, the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has proudly supported the efforts of Canadians who are dedicated to the well-being of our environment. The CBEMN has benefited greatly from the TD FEF since the Network was created in 2004.  To find out more about the FEF please visit:…/community-based-environmental-monitor…/

Saint Mary’s University – Geography Department

With the CBEMN being located on Saint Mary’s campus, it is no surprise that the Network has benefited greatly through the University’s support. In 2015, the Geography department graciously purchased a new extendable flowprobe and two pH pens to be loaned out this field season. In addition to purchasing new tools for our Equipment Bank, SMU has graciously supported the Network in a multitude of ways.

The Salamander Foundation

The Salamander Foundation seeks to promote continuity and discovery in the arts and in culture, and to recognize the forms, functions and interactions of natural systems in the environment. In 2007, the Foundation provided funding for the CBEMN towards a new initiative, entitled “Building Capacity for Community-Based Nearshore Marine Monitoring in Nova Scotia”. The goal of this initiative is t o create a Community-Based Nearshore Marine Monitoring Toolkit that will be available to community-based environmental monitoring groups and volunteers and to field test the product. Once tested, the Toolkit will then be modified for use in other nearshore marine environments. The nearshore, in this context, is defined as the geographical area within the marine environment that coastal community groups would be capable of monitoring. This includes monitoring conducted on the beach, in the intertidal zone, or using small rowboats or small motor boats.


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