To Press Releases listJun 23, 2014
Company continues to serve on Advisory Board
PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Friends of Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers program.
Since 2003, the Company has donated $111,350 to the Friends of Mill Creek through a fund administered by the Grand River Conservation Foundation.
The Company’s donation helps to support the Friends of Mill Creek in its efforts to undertake fisheries and stream rehabilitation works, including stream bank reconstruction, stream bed re-grading, tree planting, culvert replacement and farm fencing repair. The work is performed by the Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers, four local high school students and a crew leader hired over an eight-week period during each summer. Educational opportunities are combined with this practical experience. The Rangers will complete their work effort for this year on August 22nd.
“The support by Nestlé Waters Canada is helping our organization to develop, promote and implement projects in the watershed that maintain and enhance Mill Creek as a cold-water stream,” said Brad Whitcombe, President, Friends of Mill Creek. “The Company has complemented this financial support in recent years with its donation of significant research work undertaken in the sub-watershed, access across its property to do work around Mill Creek and participation in the enrichment program for the students.”
“Friends of Mill Creek is doing great work, including rehabilitation of the stream, education of the general public and generation of greater awareness about the importance of maintaining our natural ecology for future generations,” said Andreanne Simard, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada, and a member of the Friends of Mill Creek Advisory Board. “Beyond the summer employment it offers four local young people is the continuing ecological improvement of the Mill Creek subwatershed.”
Mill Creek, a spring-fed cold water stream bordered in many areas by forests and provincially-significant wetlands, begins in upland Puslinch Township and flows southward through the village of Aberfoyle, past extensive Class 1 wetlands, then south of Highway 401, through Shade’s Mills Conservation Area, joining the Grand River in downtown Cambridge, draining approximately 104 square kilometers.
About Grand River Conservation Authority
Established in 1934, the Grand River Conservation Authority works with 39 area municipalities and 956,000 residents to co-operatively manage the water and natural resources in the watershed for everyone’s benefit. The Grand River watershed encompasses all the land drained by the Grand River and is the largest watershed in southern Ontario. It is 6,800 square kilometers (2,800 square miles). The Grand River flows 300 kilometres through southwestern Ontario from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.grandriver.ca or contact:
Manager of Communications
Grand River Conservation Authority
Telephone: (519) 621-2763, Ext. 2273
About Friends of Mill Creek
Established in 1997, the Friends of Mill Creek is a coalition of provincial agencies, non-governmental organizations, corporations and individuals who work with landowners and other partners to develop, promote and implement projects that will maintain and enhance Mill Creek as a healthy cold water ecosystem.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.friendsofmillcreek.org or contact:
Friends of Mill Creek
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:
John B. Challinor II APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370