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Dominion Energy provides support to nonprofits for environmental education and stewardship initiatives. The Coastland Times

Dominion Energy provides support to nonprofits for environmental education and stewardship initiatives. The Coastland Times

Dominion Energy supports nonprofits with environmental education, stewardship initiatives - The Coastland Times

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.5 million in environmental grants to support 115 community-based organisations, including nine in North Carolina. The grants will be used to support citizens of all ages to learn better outdoor care and create a cleaner, more sustainable world.

It is more important than ever to ensure that the public has safe green space for recreation and relaxation. Our new preserve will provide our community free access to miles of walking trails, streams andriverfrontage, said Jessica Sheffield, executive director of theEnoRiverAssociation. Dominion Energys partnership with us on this project will help relieve pressure from nearby parks, preserve our natural resource and educate the general public about the importance environmental.

These grants are awarded to education and stewardship projects that enhance, preserve, or make nature more accessible. Some of this year’s grants include support for:

  • ENO River Association Durham to help prepare a nature preserve for public opening in January 2023. They will support the creation of important amenities such a parking lot, hiking trails, and signage.
  • Manteo: The Elizabethan Gardens completes their Plants with a Purpose education landscape to serve local schools.
  • Trout Unlimited, Bryson City, to increase the ecosystem function in the Alarka Creek. This includes removing and replacing a stream crossing that is causing a blockage to the flow of brook-tailed brook trout.
  • The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties, Dallasto finance the Fueling the Future project which aims to teach children energy conservation and stewardship.

Rusty Harris is vice president and general manger of Dominion Energy North Carolinas natural-gas business. He said that it takes a village to protect the planet and instill a passion for the environment in future generations. We share a responsibility to ensure that we can all enjoy our natural resources, today and in the future. This is why we support these non-profit partners across the Tar Heel State.

The complete list of2021 Environmental Stewardship GrantsAdditional program information is available athttps://www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation donated over $38 million to environmental projects in its footprint over the last 16 years.

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