Eco-friendly camping at Charlottenburg Park

Norm Cassidy, Enbridge Senior Right-of way agent for Cornwall,presented, right, presents a $5,000 cheque to Charlottenburgh Park Manager Bruce MacDonald at the organization’s office in Cornwall. The money will be used to install electric meters in the park. Click photo to enlarge. (Photo/RRCA)

Randi Belec

LANCASTER – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) received a $5,000 grant from Enbridge for conservation measures being taken at Charlottenburgh Park.

The RRCA will be installing digital meters on the electrical lots in the park, making it easier for campers to measure their electrical use and implement conservation practices.

Charlottenburgh Park Manager Bruce MacDonald was present the cheque by Norm Cassidy, Enbridge Senior Right-of way agent for Cornwall.

“We embrace energy conservation and endeavor to continue as a leader of sound environmental practices,” states Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager. “These meters will lead to a significant difference in our overall energy consumption.”

Enbridge Inc. is a North American leader in delivering energy. They have been listed on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the last six years.

“Enbridge’s Community Investment Program is designed to support community based organizations such as the RRCA that enhance the lives and well-being of the citizens in communities where Enbridge has pipeline operations,” said Ken Hall, senior advisor public affairs with Enbridge. “We invest in innovative and meaningful programs and activities that provide long-term, positive results, to the greatest number of people. Our company recognizes and appreciates the important environmental contributions the RRCA is making in the Cornwall region.”

Charlottenburg Park, on County Road 2, reopened beach and picnic areas in 2005 and camping facilities in 2007. Since the reopening of these facilities, the RRCA says the public has responded very well with over 7,500 campers staying at the park annually and 8,500 people coming to the beach and picnic areas.

Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working with the community for the last 50 years to protect and enhance our local environment. RRCA accomplishes these goals through different programs related to water and land management, conservation and community education.

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