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Friends of Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers program receives $10,000 from Nestlé Waters Canada

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Jun 15, 2015

PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Friends of Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers program.

The Company’s donation helps to support the Friends of Mill Creek in its efforts to undertake fisheries and stream rehabilitation works, including stream bank reconstruction, stream bed re-grading, tree planting, culvert replacement and farm fencing repair. The work is performed by the Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers, four local high school students and a crew leader hired over an eight-week period during each summer. Educational opportunities are combined with this practical experience. The Rangers will complete their work effort for this year on August 21st.

“Year after year, Nestlé Waters Canada continues to help our organization undertake initiatives in the sub-watershed that maintain and protect Mill Creek as a cold-water stream,” said Don McKay, President, Friends of Mill Creek. “In addition to its financial support, the Company has been generous with its people, in terms of representation on our Advisory Board and participation in the enrichment program for the students through plant tours and other similar activities.”

“Friends of Mill Creek Rangers are doing important work related to the rehabilitation of the Mill Creek, for which we are most appreciative,” said Andreanne Simard, Natural Resources Manager, Nestlé Waters Canada, and a member of the Friends of Mill Creek Advisory Board. “We are seeing a continual ecological improvement in the subwatershed as well as greater awareness by the general public of the critical nature of this initiative, which bodes well for the future enjoyment of the stream by local residents.”

Nestlé Waters has donated $121,350 in total to the Friends of Mill Creek through a fund administered by the Grand River Conservation Foundation since 2003.

Mill Creek, a spring-fed cold water stream bordered in many areas by forests and provincially-significant wetlands, begins in upland Puslinch Township and flows southward through the village of Aberfoyle, past extensive Class 1 wetlands, then south of Highway 401, through Shade’s Mills Conservation Area, joining the Grand River in downtown Cambridge, draining approximately 104 square kilometers.

About Grand River Conservation Authority

Established in 1934, the Grand River Conservation Authority works with 39 area municipalities and 956,000 residents to co-operatively manage the water and natural resources in the watershed for everyone’s benefit. The Grand River watershed encompasses all the land drained by the Grand River and is the largest watershed in southern Ontario. It is 6,800 square kilometers (2,800 square miles). The Grand River flows 300 kilometres through southwestern Ontario from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie.

For further information, please visit our web site at or contact:

Dave Schultz

Manager of Communications

Grand River Conservation Authority

Telephone: (519) 621-2763, Ext. 2273

Email: [email protected]

About Friends of Mill Creek

Established in 1997, the Friends of Mill Creek is a coalition of provincial agencies, non-governmental organizations, corporations and individuals who work with landowners and other partners to develop, promote and implement projects that will maintain and enhance Mill Creek as a healthy cold water ecosystem.   

For further information, please visit our web site at or contact:

Don McKay


Friends of Mill Creek

Email: [email protected]

About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is associated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Calgary, Alberta; Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR

Director, Corporate Affairs

Nestle Waters Canada

Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441

Email: [email protected]

Jamie Jo Alton

National Public Relations

Telephone: (416) 848-1370

Email: [email protected]

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