Union Gas Supports Environmental Education Programs For Youth Through A $1,500 Grant To St. Lawrence River Institute

Cornwall, ON, November 23, 2017 - Union Gas helps St. Lawrence River Institute provide hands-on environmental education programs to local youth, courtesy of a $1,500 grant awarded today.

St. Lawrence River Institute Cheque Presentation

From left to right: Blair Hiseler, utility services manager Cornwall, Union Gas; Cristina Charette, education coordinator, St. Lawrence River Institute; Brian Hickey- research scientist and education program leader, St. Lawrence River Institute and Phil Antoniak, new business project coordinator, Union Gas.

"At Union Gas, we care about the environment," said Blair Hiseler, utility services manager Cornwall, Union Gas. "We're proud to support the important work that St. Lawrence River Institute is doing and their commitment to investing in the future of our youth."

The River Institute's environmental education programs encourage and motivate well over 6000 students every year. Interactive Science Workshops are offered to schools throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to provide opportunities for young people to experience field and laboratory activities with River Institute scientists. Interactive workshops provide students with hands-on training on topics such as fish ecology, aquatic invertebrates, and water quality, all using the St. Lawrence River ecosystem as an outdoor study site.

"We are very grateful for Union Gas support. It enables the River Institute to provide opportunities for students to get out of their classrooms and learn more about the great St. Lawrence River ecosystem in a hands-on manner," said Cristina Charette, education coordinator, St. Lawrence River Institute. "Through these school workshops, the students work side-by-side with scientists, participate in actual field experimentation and learn how to connect what they have learned in school with their own observations."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
Karen Douglass Cooper
Community Outreach Officer
Ph: 613 936-6620 ext. 229

For more information, visit riverinstitute.ca or find us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.