The District of Kent will be receiving a total of $6,000 to help manage fire risk around Mount Woodside.
In a letter to council, the district was told they will be receiving an additional $4,700 in grant money from the UBCM Community Resiliency Investment program.
In 2019, council voted to apply for $40,300 in grant funding to do fuel management on parts of Mount Woodside.
The original application included funds for thinning trees, branches and brush in several district-owned lots around the Harrison Highlands development, including the Blair Henry Park, the lookout on Highlands Boulevard and two other parcels of land near Lougheed Highway.
The idea was to help the area be less susceptible to vigorous fires and make it easier for firefighters to deal with a fire if it does occur.
Although significantly less than the total funds the district applied for, the $6,000 grant will be used to manage fire risks on 1.6 hectares near the Harrison Highlands development.
Grant funding will be distributed to the district after the fuel management project has been completed.
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