More money for digital campsite meters in Charlottenburgh Park

An illustration of the digital electrical meters that will be installed at Charlottenburgh Park. TransCanada gave the local conservation authority $7,500 on Jan. 21, 2015 for the project. Click photo to enlarge. (Photo/RRCA)

Randi Belec

SOUTH GLENGARRY – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) has received a $7,500 grant from TransCanada for the Charlottenburgh Park electrical lot improvements.

The cheque was presented to RRCA General Manager Roger Houde by Jon Pitcher, TransCanada’s Ontario Community Relations Lead, on Wednesday.

“TransCanada is pleased to support the implementation of electric meters at Charlottenburgh Park. We appreciate the RRCA’s efforts and enthusiasm for energy conservation,” says Pitcher. “For over 60 years, TransCanada has helped support and invest in the infrastructure projects that matter most to the communities where we operate. We are also dedicated to environmental stewardship and are actively supporting North America’s transition to a less carbon-intense future. We applaud the RRCA for this innovative initiative.”

This is the second grant to the RRCA for ecologic improvements to the park, in early January they received $5,000 from Enbridge. The digital meters on the park’s electric lots will aid campers in monitoring their usage and plan for energy conservation accordingly.

“These meters support our plan to implement innovative environmental practices within the park,” says Houde. “This project builds on our past successes including incorporating alternative energy, water conservation, green technologies for sewage treatment and enhanced fish and wildlife habitat.”

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