This page houses NEEF Management Committee Information Bulletins. These information bulletins are designed to update the public on the continuing operations of NEEF.

The Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund (NEEF) is a fund that was established as part of the BC/Alcan 1997 Agreement between the province of BC and Rio Tinto.  As part of the agreement, Rio Tinto will contribute up to $50 million to the NEEF, on a matching dollar basis.

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Feb 19, 2020

$50,000,000 to enhance the environment of the Nechako River watershed.
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Jun 14, 2017

Summary of Activities

Since the release of its report in September 2012 the Management Committee has committed a total of $4.5 million towards environmental enhancement in the Nechako watershed through three projects.


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Oct 3, 2014

NEEF Report Finalised and Available

Since the mid-May release of Information Bulleting #5 and subsequent public and stakeholder meetings in Vanderhoof at the end of May (2012) the NEEF Management Committee has finished its consultation process and with all of the input received has now finalized its report.

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Sep 12, 2012

Phase 3 - Confirmation

The NEEF Management Committee invites you to its next public meeting on May 31 (2012) at 7:00 PM in the Seniors Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. 

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May 22, 2012

Phase 2 -Consultation - We Want Your Input!

The NEEF Management Committee invites you to its next public meeting and workshop on March 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof.

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Mar 19, 2012

NEEF Management Committee Background and Look Forward

As the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund Management Committee (NEEF MC) we met with many people in the Nechako Watershed region during the past month to discuss our work. Through those meetings it came to our attention that there is a need for us to clarify details about the fund and the context in which we as a committee are proceeding.

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Feb 1, 2012

NEEF MC Convened to Reconsider Decision

In 2011 BC and Rio Tinto Alcan agreed that, based on the information now available regarding the cost and benefit of a water release facility, the decisions of the previous NEEF Management Committee should be reconsidered.

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Jan 1, 2012

Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund Management Committee Convened To Reconsider Best Use Of The Fund

As part of an agreement between the Province and Alcan (BC/Alcan 1997 Agreement) Rio Tinto Alcan agreed to contribute up to $50 million to the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund (NEEF).

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Dec 1, 2011

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