Union Gas donates $5k for Conservation Education program

Funds will be used by St. Clair Region Conservation Authority as part of Spring Water Awareness effort

Pictured, from left: Steve Arnold, Chair, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority; Sharon Nethercott, Conservation Education Coordinator, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority; Wes Armstrong, director of storage and transmission operations, Union Gas; and Chris Young, Administration Manager, STO, Union Gas

Union Gas has donated $5,000 to the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) for its Conservation Education Program. The donation, specifically, will be used to support the Spring Water Awareness Program which teaches elementary school students in the St. Clair Region to be more aware of the power of water – especially during spring thaw.

“Through this program, we educate our youth about the importance of our natural world. We reach out to students with a simple message – what can you do to protect our watersheds? Over 25 programs have been developed to introduce students to nature and to empower them to make a difference,” said Sharon Nethercott, Conservation Education Coordinator for the SCRCA.

“At Union Gas, we are committed to the safety of our employees and our communities,” said Wes Armstrong, director of storage and transmission operations, Union Gas. “We’re very pleased to continue our support of this program, which is helping to keep our children safe.”

Steve Arnold, mayor of St. Clair Township and chair of the SCRCA, said the partnership with Union Gas continues to help with the efforts of the organization.

“These funds will be a great help in advancing our efforts to teach school children about the importance of safety around watercourses, and for all of us to continue to strive for healthy watersheds.”

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is located in southwestern Ontario and includes the Sydenham River watershed and smaller watersheds draining directly into southern Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and northeastern Lake St. Clair. The Conservation Authority implements programs to reduce the risk to life and property from flooding and erosion; water and land stewardship; forestry; wildlife habitat creation, conservation education, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit the website at www.scrca.on.ca.

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