Union Gas donation will fund wetlands project

Organization has 'shared history' with Conservation Authority, says Union Gas official

Pictured are, left, Steve Arnold, chair, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority; and Steven Jelich, Sarnia/London district manager, Union Gas.

Union Gas has donated $12,000 to the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) to fund a wetland restoration project. The site of the newly rehabilitated wetland is on an SCRCA property adjacent to Black Creek in Wilkesport.

“Environment Canada states that we have lost 68% of our wetlands in Southern Ontario. Beyond providing habitat for native plants and animals, wetlands reduce flooding and improve water quality. By taking on these wetland restoration projects we are able to take another step towards our goal of improving the health of our watershed,” said Jessica Van Zwol, healthy watershed specialist for the SCRCA.

“Union Gas and the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority have a strong shared history together and this new initiative builds on this further,” said Steven Jelich, Union Gas district manager, London/Sarnia. “Working together in restoring these wetlands, we will help reduce flooding, improve water filtration, and provide habitat for multiple species of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Union Gas,” said Steve Arnold, chair of the SCRCA. “They are dedicated to giving back to the community. Not only has Union Gas funded this wetland restoration project, they also provide generous support for our conservation education programs that are delivered to children throughout our watershed.”

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