The political hurdle has been crossed and now it’s all about the process of setting up the conservation fund around Kootenay Lake.
Saturday’s referendum in areas A,D and E passed narrowly in favour of taxing homeowners around $15 a year for ten years.
That money will be used to leverage much bigger dollars for local ecological projects.
Kootenay Conservation Program Manager Dave Hillary explains what happens now.
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Hillary figures the first call for proposals would come out September 2015 and funding would be available in early 2016 for the chosen conservation projects.
52% of referendum votes were in favour versus 48 against.