Raisin Region Conservation Authority receives $2,500 grant from Union Gas
October 3, 2014
Jake Lapierre, Union Gas utility service construction manager for Cornwall, presented the cheque to RRCA general manager, Roger Houde, park manager Bruce MacDonald and communications coordinator, Lissa Deslandes at the organization's office in Cornwall.
Cornwall, ON – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s (RRCA), Muskellunge Habitat Protection and Enhancement Project received a $2,500 grant from Union Gas for improvements to implement habitat enhancement actions at the Charlottenburgh Park shoreline site.
The RRCA’s Muskellunge Habitat Protection and Enhancement Project has been gathering data on currently known and potential 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 “but will provide excellent conditions for a diversity of fish and wildlife.”
Jake Lapierre, Union Gas utility service construction manager for Cornwall, presented the cheque to RRCA general manager, Roger Houde, park manager Bruce MacDonald 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 erecting 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.
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 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.
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