09/06/2013 12:28 EDT | Updated 11/05/2013 05:12 EST

Federal funds to help restore spill-damaged habitats

The federal government has pledged close to $300,000 to help rebuild habitats affected by the 2007 oil spill in the Burrard Inlet.

Money will go towards rebuilding six estuaries, including the MacKay Creek Watershed. Project organizers say they want to construct a fresh water channel for the fish.

While it’s unlikely the estuaries will ever be as pristine as they once were, organizers hope to see more wildlife return to areas damaged by the spill.

The CBC’s Farrah Merali has more on the cleanup effort.