The money comes in response to a successful proposal by the Haida Gwaii Tsunami Debris Committee that includes the communities of Queen Charlotte, Skidegate, Old Massett, Masset and Port Clements.
The committee works with various groups including BC Parks, a school district and a regional district.
The B.C. government says that since last year, the committee has taken an active role in dealing with debris arriving on the shores of Haida Gwaii after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011.
The debris has been widely dispersed by ocean currents, and little of what was originally estimated to show up in B.C. has actually washed up on shore.
Japan has provided about $1 million in tsunami cleanup money to Canada, with a federal-provincial group deciding how the cash is dispersed.
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