At its March 1 meeting, the RDEK board of directors approved the following discretionary grants in aid.
TM Roberts Elementary School will receive $1,000 from the Electoral Area C account to help send students to Blue Lake Forestry Camp.
The Kimberley Trap & Skeet Club will receive $1,500 from Electoral Area C and $500 from the Electoral Area E account to help offset the costs of activating an existing well on their property.
The East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council will receive $1,500 ($250 from each of the six Electoral Area accounts) to help subsidize a facilitated visioning workshop.
The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) will receive $1,000 from Electoral Area A, $850 from the Electoral Area B account, $1,000 from Electoral Area C, $500 from the Electoral Area E account, $700 from the Electoral Area F account, and $1,000 from the Electoral Area G account for the Wild Voices for Kids Program.
The Meadowbrook Community Association will receive $1,000 from the Area C account and $5000 from the Electoral Area E account to go towards the purchase of Cherry Creek Falls mineral tenure.
The Kimberley Dynamiters Wall of Fame Group will receive $500 from the Area E account for the Wall of Fame Project.