Town receives funding from Union Gas to support tree canopy

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Today, Mayor Burton accepted a cheque on behalf of the town from Union Gas to support the town’s Canopy Conservation program. With the funds, the town will plant over 200 trees around a town-owned storm water management pond. This is the fourth year the town has received funding from Union Gas to support our urban forest.

“On behalf of Town Council, I want to thank Union Gas for its contribution to a greener Oakville,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “I take great pride in how we continue working together to protect, preserve and grow our tree canopy.”

Tree plantings are part of the town’s Canopy Conservation program to manage, protect and renew the urban forest to reach a 40 per cent canopy coverage goal. Intensive planting at the storm water management site is important to establish a thick canopy that will help ward off growth of invasive plant life and help stabilize the pond and creek banks.

“At Union Gas, we believe that environmental conservation is simply the right thing to do,” said Nick Molnar, field supervisor utility services, Union Gas. “We understand that people care about the environment and we’re pleased to show our continued support for Oakville’s Canopy Conservation program.”

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, an Enbridge Company - one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018 - has assets of $8.9 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit their website or find them on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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