Awards $2,400 grant to Friends of the Coves for conservation programs
LONDON, ON, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is supporting the protection,
conservation and wise stewardship of the Coves Subwatershed courtesy of
a $2,400 grant awarded today to Friends of the Coves. The funds will
help support outdoor education programs as well as water monitoring and
Joe Gregorio, Union Gas institutional account representative and member
of the Union Gas London green team, presented the cheque to Thom
McClenaghan, president of Friends of the Coves subwatershed at the
organization's office in London.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright
tomorrow," said Gregorio. "That means being environmental stewards and
supporting important ecological programs in the communities we serve.
We are very pleased to help Friends of the Coves make this community an
even better place to live and work."
Through the outdoor education program, local students are given the
opportunity to experience first-hand a natural heritage area right in
their own backyard, and understand why it's important to protect and
conserve these areas. By engaging the community in activities such as
invasive species removal and native plantings, Friends of the Coves
aims to foster stewardship, increase biodiversity and improve water
quality in the Coves Subwatershed.
"The quality of life in our community is enhanced through the
protection, rehabilitation and wise stewardship of the Coves
Subwatershed," said Heather Popham, program manager for Friends of the
Coves Subwatershed. "We have accomplished a great deal since its
formation and we are pleased that this successful community effort will
continue with the support of the community and organizations like Union
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more
than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery
services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the
province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs,
millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of
volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving
and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to
charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000
to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc.
Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc. is a non-profit, environmental
organization whose goals and objectives aim to engage residents,
businesses, community organizations, agencies and all levels of
government, in the protection, rehabilitation, and stewardship of the
Coves Subwatershed. Our mission statement is: The quality of life in
our community is enhanced through the protection, rehabilitation and
wise stewardship of the Coves Subwatershed.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4
million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than
400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. One
of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and one of
Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy
(NYSE: SE) company, with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200
employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc.
Ph: 519 640-5397