Bruce Power’s Environment and Sustainability Fund has donated $25,000 to a variety of Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority projects.
The projects will implement restorative and conservation practices in and around Bruce County waterways with the objective of improving and rehabilitating water quality and increasing populations of warmwater fish like muskie, pickerel and smallmouth and largemouth bass, and salmonids like steelhead, and brook and brown trout.
Deterioration of water quality within these systems increases health and infrastructure costs, as they provide drinking water to many residents within the region, said Wayne Brohman, General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer for the SVCA. It also impacts the region’s recreational opportunities such as beach closures associated with E.coli and eutrophication, impacting the area’s tourism industry.
“Bruce Power continues to be an incredible supporter of a number of our important programs that greatly benefit the environment and the residents in the Saugeen Watershed,” Brohman said. “These sponsorships will be an incredible boost to the implementation of local environmental projects, and Saugeen Conservation is extremely proud to partner with Bruce Power on conservation initiatives that will be felt for many generations.”
Francis Chua, Bruce Power’s Department Manager, Environment Management, said the company understands how important the SVCA’s watershed initiatives are for these sensitive habitats.
“Healthy waterways are integral to our quality of life in Bruce County,” Chua said. “Bruce Power is proud to support the SVCA in its vitally important work, and we know what it accomplishes today will benefit local residents far into the future.”
Bruce Power’s Environment and Sustainability Fund donates $500,000 annually to local projects.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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