FortisBC Gives Back
Prince George, B.C. – A community giving event was held at the Hudson’s Bay Wetland Nature Park on Queensway Street this afternoon.
It was hosted by FortisBC and involved over 30 of its employees and family members who participated by cleaning up garbage and raking some leaves.
The day was also a celebration of a new $15,000 deck FortisBC paid for along the Heritage Trail – the result of a partnership with the Prince George Naturalists Club.
“At FortisBC, we see giving back as an important part of our efforts to create a sustainable future for British Columbia,” said community and aboriginal relations manager Matt Mason. “Partnering with the Naturalist Club is a perfect fit, as it helps to preserve and share the beauty of the province.”
“We couldn’t have done it without them,” conceded Prince George Naturalist Club past president Clive Keen. “The corporate support is essential to this project.”
Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall said it’s always encouraging to see the city’s corporate partners step up and contribute.
“I’m ecstatic about it. This is really what we’re looking to do in the community and this could be a real tourist attraction,” he said. “We’ve turned something that’s been known as the slough for years into a wetland. It’s a great spot.”
Keen says an event will be held next month to celebrate another new deck in the park and to recognize its sponsor.