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Our employees rock and rake

by Matt Mason
November 24, 2016

Community investment

Our employees are committed to helping create a sustainable future for the next generation of British Columbians. The belief is so strong that even on a cool overcast day at the end of October, 30 employees and family members volunteered their time at the Hudson’s Bay Wetlands Nature Park in the City of Prince George. To get the trails ready for visitors, the group spent the day picking up garbage and raking leaves.

Rob Slavik, Distribution Mechanic in Prince George, brought his son Isaac out to the event. “It was great to have an opportunity to give back to the community and at the same time spend time with my son, teaching him the value of volunteering. You can’t beat that!”

Not only was this day a chance for the Prince George group to get out and support a project in their city, it was also an opportunity to celebrate the newly built observation deck constructed by the Naturalist Club of Prince George. At the 2015 Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Convention, the Naturalist Club received one of four $15,000 investments from FortisBC. The funding went towards building the deck which overlooks the wetlands, providing views for trail walkers and citizens who want to enjoy watching the wildlife that call the wetlands home.

The Prince George Naturalists Club exists to foster an awareness, appreciation and understanding of our natural environment so that it may be wisely used and maintained for future generations.

FortisBC provides funding and employee volunteer hours for a variety of initiatives that work towards doing its part help preserve and share the beauty of the province of British Columbia. This initiative is one example from many the many community giving days that our employees participate in throughout the year and across our entire service territory. Any charity or nonprofit project, service or initiative within our service territory that is interested can review our community investment guidelines.