FortisAlberta donates more than $100,000 for environmental initiatives in AlbertaMay 25, 2021, 15:48 PM
At FortisAlberta, we believe in contributing to the well-being of the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Through our community investment program, we work to empower communities by supporting organizations that offer programs and services that align with our four focus areas: safety, education, the environment and wellness.
FortisAlberta recognizes the hardships our communities are facing. Our communities rely on us to provide them with the electricity to power their homes, but we also seek to offer support through the programs we offer. This year, we will donate more than $100,000 to communities in our service area through our Community Naturalization and Tree Planting grant programs. Through these grants, we can support our municipal customers with their plans for environmentally friendly initiatives.
In previous years we have supported 14 communities that applied for our environment grants. This year we have awarded 20 x $2,500 grants and an additional 50 x $1200 grants to the recipients listed below. This means, we are able to provide all applicants with funding, totaling 70 communities within our service area.
This year’s recipients of a $2,500 grant are:
Village of Acme will plant trees for residents to enjoy and provide a sanctuary for birds in the area.
Town of Barrhead will plant trees at Cecile Martin Park for residents to enjoy.
Town of Bassano will purchase bird, bee and bat houses for their naturalization project.
Town of Bon Accord will build raised beds to grow organic produce for its residents.
Town of Bowden will beautify the town by adding trees to the landscape.
Village of Caroline will plant trees as part of an overall enhancement of their Main Street.
Town of Daysland will plant trees on a newly acquired piece of property on highway 855.
Devon Lions Club will replace trees in the campground that have reached their life expectancy.
Town of Eckville will upgrade and beautify their Westview Walking Trail.
Village of Edberg will plant trees to mitigate spring water run-off from melting snow.
Village of Foremost will plant fruit trees to provide for families, birds and small animals.
Village of Hussar will plant trees in and around their campground.
Town of Innisfail will introduce native plant species to their naturalized areas.
Town of Mayerthorpe will plant trees to enhance green space and neighbourhood appeal.
Town of Provost will plant trees and lilac bushes at their new campground.
Town of Raymond will purchase 30 trees to be planted along their walking trails.
Town of Stavely will replace weathered and damaged trees in and around the town.
Sturgeon County will plant trees in Cardiff Park.
Village of Warburg will plant fruit trees, encouraging residents to live more sustainably.
Warner Revitalization Society will purchase supplies for their new Community Garden.
This year’s recipients of a $1,200 grant are:
Bragg Creek Community Centre
Camp Bar V Nok Society
Camrose County Forever Green
Camrose County Ohaton Willows
Carstairs Nature Space
City of Brooks
City of Camrose
City of Chestermere
City of Lacombe
City of Wetaskiwin
Edmonton Native Plant Society
Elevated Experience Camping Society
Lake Isle Divide Cemetery
Rugby Recreation Society
Standard Community Facility Enhancement Society
Strathmore & District Agricultural Society
Summer Village of Burnstick Lake
Summer Village of Gull Lake
Summer Village of Island Lake South
Summer Village of Island Lake
Summer Village of Mewatha Beach
Summer Village of Sandy Beach
Summer Village of Sunset Beach
Summer Village of Whispering Hills
Town of Gibbons
Town of Lamont
Town of Okotoks
Town of Olds
Town of Picture Butte
Town of Sundre
Town of Wainwright
Town of Whitecourt
Village of Amisk
Village of Boyle
Village of Clive
Village of Cowley
Village of Czar
Village of Duchess
Village of Edgerton
Village of Glenwood
Village of Hay Lakes
Village of Irma
Village of Rosemary
Volunteer Airdrie Society
Warner Revitalization Society