Nestlé Waters Canada supports Green Legacy Programme, largest municipal tree planting initiative in North America

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“Update: Due to scheduling conflicts, the 2014 Green Legacy Programme was not able to run on the Nestlé Waters Canada Aberfoyle property. Nestlé Waters Canada plans to continue the valuable partnership with Wellington County’s Green Legacy Programme in 2016.”

PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, the country’s leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced it will participate in the County of Wellington’s Green Legacy Programme by planting 4,000 trees on its Puslinch property.

The Company began planting trees on its Erin property in 2012 and is completing planting of 4,000 trees on its Puslinch property today. About 10,000 trees were planted in Erin two years ago. The Company plans to continue to partner with the County’s Green Legacy Programme for the foreseeable future.

“Planting trees is part of our long-term plan to conserve the watershed and rehabilitate open fields,” said Andreanne Simard, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada. “As one of the larger property owners in Wellington County, the Green Legacy Program affords us an opportunity to protect our watershed and convert our open fields into mature forest land while helping the County to achieve its tree planting objective.”

“The County of Wellington is pleased to partner with Nestlé Waters Canada to plant trees in the Township of Puslinch,” said Rob Johnson, Green Legacy Tree Nursery Manager, County of Wellington. “Nestlé Waters has been a strong supporter of the County’s Green Legacy Programme for several years.  It’s community organizations like Nestlé Waters, local volunteers and school children who have helped make the Green Legacy Programme the largest municipal tree planting programme in North America. Since 2004, more than 1.7 million trees have been planted by community partners in Wellington County. The environment remains a very significant political, social and economic issue that involves all levels of government. Tree planting is an easy but effective way to improve the environment, particularly as it relates to water quality protection, air quality, air temperature moderation, natural resource conservation, wildlife habitat and human health.”
 
About The Green Legacy Programme
Established in 2004, the Green Legacy Programme was created to plant 150,000 trees in celebration of the County of Wellington’s 150th anniversary. That idea has grown to more than 1.7 million trees planted across the County by community partners, making it the largest municipal tree planting program in North America. More than 160,000 coniferous seedlings are given each year to property owners by the County at no charge through the program -- 100,000 of them grown locally at the Green Legacy Tree Nursery.

About The County of Wellington
Established in 1854, The County of Wellington is made up of seven lower tier municipalities including the Town of Erin, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Township of Mapleton, Township of Centre Wellington, Township of Guelph/Eramosa and Township of Puslinch. The County is responsible for providing a number of services including operating a long-term care home, libraries, the museum and archives, maintaining county roads, managing solid waste services including waste collection and landfills, and planning and development services including the Geen Legacy Programme tree planting initiative. In addition, the County provides a number of social services to the residents of Wellington County and the City of Guelph such as childcare, subsidized housing, and income support programs.

For further information, please visit our website at www.wellington.ca or contact:
Andrea Ravensdale
Communications Manager
County of Wellington
Telephone: (519) 546.-578
Email: andrear@wellington.ca

About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is affiliated with 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; Calgary, Alberta; Puslinch; and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 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
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca