Climate change and active transportation have gotten a boost in High River.

The town is setting up a task force of community members, administration and council to make sure projects are community driven in the future.

Sarah Peck with the town says they've received $80,000 from the Climate Resiliency Capacity Building Program to determine the risks and vulnerabilities of climate change in the town.

It got another $50,000 from Infrastructure Canada through its Public Transportation Program - Active Transportation Fund.

Active Transportation is human-powered transportation like walking, cycling or using a wheelchair or other mobility devices.

Both plans will build off of findings and direction from the Town Plan which is currently underway.

The town will seek out members for a single task force while Urban Systems will be the consultant on both projects.

The project is expected to wrap up by the end of April 2023.