County Receives FortisAlberta Grant for Community Space at Mulhurst Bay

The County of Wetaskiwin will create an environmentally friendly community space by replacing trees along the shoreline...

  • Jul. 6, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Fortis Alberta doanted $3

Fortis Alberta doanted $3

 

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The County of Wetaskiwin will create an environmentally friendly community space by replacing trees along the shoreline of Mulhurst Bay at Pigeon Lake, thanks to funding received from FortisAlberta Community Naturalization Grant program.

Recently FortisAlberta announced the winners of 12, $3,000 Community Naturalization Grants for 2016. The Community Naturalization Grant, which is in its fifth year, provides FortisAlberta the opportunity to support municipal customers with developing and improving environmentally-friendly programs and facilities in communities.

FortisAlberta advises “FortisAlberta’s Community Investment program is based on the guiding principle that our organization’s success depends on the well-being of the communities in which we operate, and where our employees live and work. Through philanthropic donations and the personal involvement of our employees, our vision is to empower communities by contributing to organizations that offer programs and services aligned with FortisAlberta’s business focuses: safety, education, the environment and wellness.

As owner and operator of more than 60 per cent of Alberta’s total electric distribution network and more than 120,000 kilometers of power lines, FortisAlberta’s focus is the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to its 530,000 customers in 200 communities.”

Reeve Kathy Rooyakkers states “The County of Wetaskiwin is grateful to FortisAlberta for providing the $3,000 grant that allows us to replace trees along the shoreline of Mulhurst Bay at Pigeon Lake, improving the quality of life for residents, families and visitors of the Mulhurst Bay community.”