Raisin Region Conservation Authority Receives $1500 Grant From Union Gas

Funds Help to Keep Hikers on Track at Gray's Creek Conservation Area

October 31, 2017

Blair Hiseler, Union Gas utility services manager for Cornwall, presented the cheque to RRCA General Manager Richard Pilon and Communications Coordinator Lissa Deslandes on October 31st along the trails at Gray's Creek Conservation Area.

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) manages Gray’s Creek Conservation Area, located just minutes east of Cornwall, in the Township of South Glengarry.  It offers over 5 km of hiking trails that are in need of an updated trail map and directional trail signage to better serve the public.  This grant from Union Gas will help the RRCA with this necessary update.

Gray’s Creek can be explored year round allowing for trail users to benefit from various activities such as cycling, hiking and walking their dogs both on the nature trails and the paved bike path.  Geocaches are also hidden within the trail system. During the winter, snowshoe rentals are available at the main. Gray’s Creek also has a family park with picnic area, shelter, kids’ play structure, and charcoal BBQ that may be reserved for company and/or family gatherings.

“We want to ensure these trails are well marked for users of all levels and those unfamiliar with the conservation area” states Richard Pilon, RRCA General Manager.

 “At Union Gas we feel strongly about working with our neighbours to make great communities even better,” said Blair Hiseler, utility services manager, Union Gas. “We’re proud to support the Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s signage initiative, which will improve recreational opportunities at Grays Creek Conservation Area.”

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment.  It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation, plan input/review and community education. 

For more information, visit rrca.on.ca or find us on Facebook facebook.com/raisinregion or Twitter:  twitter.com/raisinregion.

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 is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees.  For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.



Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Ph: 613-938-3611 ext. 237

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058