Williams Lake Community Forest profits go back to the community
The Williams Lake Community Forest is launching a new Community Granting Program with the goal of distributing funds in 2019. This will be an annual program aimed at providing support for community enhancement projects for areas surrounding the community forest. Last Friday at a regular meeting with management and most of the nine-member Select Standing Committee (SSC), final arrangements were discussed related to the disbursement of funds from the profits generated by the Williams Lake Community Forest (WLCF). As set out in the regulations and bylaws of the WLCF, at the end of every five-year cut control period, five per cent of the net profits will be deposited in a special account for disbursement back to the community through a Community Granting Fund.