October 5, 2016
Chris Doig, Union Gas utility services manager for Cornwall, presented the cheque to RRCA Communications Coordinator Lissa Deslandes along with Phil Antoniak, New Business Project Coordinator October 5th at Gray's Creek Conservation Area.
Cornwall, ON, October 5, 2016 – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s (RRCA) manages Gray’s Creek Conservation Area, located just minutes east of Cornwall, in the Township of South Glengarry. It offers over 43 hectares of natural landscape for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. There is currently no signage indicating this beautiful conservation area along County Road 2. This grant from Union Gas will help RRCA to secure proper signage.
Gray’s Creek includes five kilometers (5 km) of meandering trails that are open year round, allowing users to enjoy nature in all its seasonal settings. Conservation users can enjoy cycling, hiking and walking their dogs both on the nature trails and the paved bike path at Gray’s Creek. Geocaches are also hidden with the trail system. During the winter, there’s snowshoeing and cross country skiing on groomed trails and snowshoe rentals are available. Gray’s Creek also has Copeland Park, a picturesque family park with picnic area, shelter, kids’ play structure, and charcoal BBQ.
“The proposed signage will surely increase visitors to Grays Creek Conservation Area” states Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager.
“At Union Gas we’re proud to be a partner with our community,” said Chris Doig, Union Gas utility services manager for Cornwall. “We’re proud to support the Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s signage initiative, which will improve recreational opportunities at Grays Creek Conservation Area.”
About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our 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 over 100 years of experience and service to customers. 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 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
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