Institute gets financial boost
By Michael Hebert
Cornwall Seaway News
Posted May 13 2005
Playing host to hundreds of international scientists and
environmentalists will be a little easier for the organizers
of the 12th Annual St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental
Sciences' Conference after getting a $2,500 contribution
from Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
"Our Institute's annual international conferences
have become valuable venues for scientific and environmental
knowledge sharing and collaboration, as well as providing
Eastern Ontario with a much-needed profile," assured
conference coordinator Christina Collard. "Such information
is needed to ensure intelligent, cost-effective and sustainable
management of all our water sources, including the St.
Lawrence/Great Lakes ecosystem and its tributaries."
Helping to fund the three-day conference is part of the
continued dedication shown by OPG in hopes of helping
to improve the quality of life in neighbouring communities
through their Corporate Citizenship Program.
"We enter into partnerships with many associations
such as the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental
Sciences to help improve the quality of the environment
and the quality of public information about resources
as important as water," explained OPG public affairs
officer Linda Halliday.