We are proud to partner with many great universities and organizations that work to study and protect our local water resources.
Friends of Mill Creek: Nestlé Waters Canada's annual donation helps the Friends of Mill Creek undertake fisheries and stream rehabilitation work, including stream bank reconstruction, streambed re-grading, tree planting, culvert replacement and farm fencing repair. This work is done through the Mill Creek Stewardship Ranger Program, comprised of four or five local high school students and a crew leader that work over the summer.
Nestlé Waters Canada has donated over $161,000 to Friends of Mill Creek since 2003. In the summer of 2019, Nestle Waters Canada collaborated with the Mill Creek Rangers on rehabilitating parts of Aberfoyle Creek that run through our property, due to an oil spill that occurred earlier in the year that impacted parts of Mill Creek leaving it unsafe for the Rangers to do their work.
University of Guelph: Nestlé Waters Canada was the first and largest funder of the University of Guelph G360 program. Nestlé Waters Canada has committed to $1 million in funding over five years, and this seed money led to more stakeholder involvement and research partners leading to a $4.5 project that will support groundwater research in Southern Wellington County, notably Erin and Puslinch. Part of this funding will be used to create high resolution, multi-level groundwater monitoring networks, providing critical information to environmental scientists, planners, policy-makers, and the public.
As part of this project, Nestlé Waters Canada has worked with the University of Guelph groundwater research team to initiate a monitoring well drilling program in collaboration with the Township of Puslinch. As a result, three monitoring wells were drilled by the University that will provide high resolution groundwater data for the Township, the University of Guelph and for Nestlé Waters Canada.
To learn more about our partnerships in our community, visit our Creating Shared Value.