Parks Canada is throwing its support behind Haliburton County’s flood mitigation efforts.

Parks Canada’s Director of Ontario Waterways, Jewell Cunningham wrote a letter to the county expressing support for Halliburton’s application for a grant under the National Disaster Mitigation Program.

The county applied for funding to use a technology for mapping called Light Detection and Ranging.

County Councilor Carol Moffatt says this is the first time Parks Canada has shown support for one of its grant applications.

Lidar would cost just under $532,000 but the federal government could fund up to half of that cost.

Moffatt also says this is the county’s first step in flood mitigation.

There is no word on when the county will learn if it will get the grant.

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