Union Gas doled out $2,500 this year. Last year, the utility company handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Authority through its Centennial grant to cover the cost of planting about 40,000 trees as part of the Authority's 100,000 Tree Campaign.
“At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright tomorrow,” said Don Beauchamp, Union Gas district manager for Northeastern Ontario, in a press release.
“That means being environmental stewards and supporting important ecological programs in the communities we serve. We are very pleased to continue to help the Nickel District Conservation Authority make this community an even better place to live and work.”
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is a 2,415-acre green space located 10 minutes from downtown. It provides four-season outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, biking, running, walking, nature photography, environmental education, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. There are also numerous scenic lookouts, lakes, wetlands, as well as a bird-watching blind.
“We want to sincerely thank Union Gas for this very generous donation,” said Lin Gibson, Chairperson of the Nickel District Conservation.
“Last year, we received an amazing donation from Union Gas for our tree-planting campaign, and this year we are again pleased to receive support from Union Gas. The improvements along the trail will greatly improve the user experience and will help protect our natural environment.”
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.