$2,500 grant to North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
NORTH BAY, ON, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping North
Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA), make improvements to trails
at the Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area and the Chippewa Creek
EcoPath, through a $2,500 grant awarded today.
Kim Vester, Union Gas Northeast District administrative assistant,
presented the cheque to NBMCA chair Dave Mendicino, at the NBMCA
Environmental Awards held today at the NBMCA's Natural Classroom in
"We're particularly mindful of environmental conservation because nature
provides the fuel that we deliver to our customers, and also because
it's an important way to ensure our children's future will be as bright
as ours," said Vester. "We're very pleased to support the North
Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority and its conservation efforts, whose
goals align so closely with ours."
The Chippewa Creek EcoPath is a community initiative to restore and
enhance the natural values and heritage of Chippewa Creek through
stewardship and education. Over the years, erosion, flooding,
development and pollution have taken a toll on Chippewa Creek.
Community partners are rallying to restore this waterway and the
education provided through trail signage, curriculum resources, and the
The 395 acre historic Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Areas sees thousands
of visitors annually. The grant will assist in maintaining and
enhancing visitors' appreciation of the natural and historical
significance of the Gorge through signage and hazard tree management.
"NBMCA relies on community partners to share in the stewardship of our
watershed. This grant from Union Gas as well as the hands-on support of
Union Gas employees in tree planting and participating in the EcoPath's
Adopt-the-Creek program are contributing to the sustainability of our
watershed," said Mendicino.
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses
and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job
creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas has
a clear set of best practices regarding the environment and actively
encourages and promotes those practices via community groups throughout
its distribution area. This value is reflected each year, as the
company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas
contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across the
province, including environmental programs and projects. For more
information visit uniongas.com/community.
About the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) was founded in 1972
by the Province of Ontario and the NBMCA's 10 member municipalities. A
non-profit organization, the NBMCA works closely with the public to
balance human needs with the environmental needs of the region's
watershed. The NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are
members of Conservation Ontario. For more information, visit www.nbmca.on.ca, or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/NBMCA and Twitter @theNBMCA
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major
Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company
based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers,
assets of over $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The
distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial
and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario.
Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
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. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
Supervisor, Communications and Outreach
Ph: 705 474-5420 ext. 2012