Union Gas Helps Connect Kids with Nature

Friday, December 21, 2018

Union Gas is proud to support a holiday tradition and celebration at the John R. Park Homestead, through a $1,000 grant to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation.

“We at Union Gas believe education brings about many rewards,” said Sean Collier, district manager Windsor/Chatham, Union Gas. “We’re very pleased to support the Essex Region Conservation Foundation and their programs at John R. Park Homestead that help kids connect to nature through outdoor education.”

The funds will be used to support Essex Region Conservation’s (ERCA’S) outdoor education programs, Union Gas has been a long-time supporter of ERCA’s efforts to connect kids with nature, and share their belief that students of today are the environmental stewards of tomorrow.

“Connecting kids to the natural world is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the importance of getting kids outdoors and into nature cannot be overstated,” said Richard Wyma, executive director, Essex Region Conservation Foundation. “There is a growing body of evidence that outdoor activities are important for kids’ physical, mental and emotional health. We are so grateful to Union Gas for joining us in this ongoing quest to ensure kids in the Windsor-Essex region can have the opportunities for curriculum-based outdoor education.”


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