$2,500 grant to Raisin Region Conservation Authority
CORNWALL, ON, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is providing a $2,500 grant to Raisin Region Conservation Authority's (RRCA) Muskellunge Habitat Protection and Enhancement Project for improvements to the Charlottenburgh Park shoreline site.
Jake Lapierre, Union Gas utility service construction manager for Cornwall, presented the cheque to RRCA general manager, Roger Houde and communications coordinator, Lissa Deslandes at the organization's office in Cornwall today.
"We care about the environment and that value is reflected in our company culture, whether we are building a pipeline or a new energy-efficient office building," said Lapierre. "Muskellunge is an important local species and we are excited to participate in improving the quantity and quality of fish habitat along the Charlottenburgh Park waterfront."
The Muskellunge Habitat Protection and Enhancement Project has been gathering data on known and potential Muskellunge spawning and nursery sites and implementing enhancement solutions to key sites along the St. Lawrence River study area. The Charlottenburgh Park area has been identified as a candidate site for enhancement activities that will include the planting of a variety of aquatic and shoreline species and the placement of coarse woody material in optimal locations.
"The proposed work will not only benefit Muskellunge," states Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager. "It will also provide excellent conditions for a diversity of fish and wildlife."
For more than 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. Each year, the company supports the communities where its employees live and work through thousands of volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year, Union Gas donated close to $3 million to community and charitable organizations in Ontario, including over $928,000 to United Way. In addition, Union Gas employees, retirees, family and friends provided over 17,000 volunteer hours to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance the local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit rrca.on.ca or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/raisinregion or Twitter: twitter.com/rrcawatershed.
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 $6.4 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 2014. 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: CONTACTS: Union Gas Limited, Andrea Stass, Manager, External Communications and Media Relations, Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490, Cell: 519 365-1010, [email protected]; Raisin Region Conservation Authority, Lissa Deslandes, Communications Coordinator, Ph: 613-938-3611 ext. 237, [email protected]