Ausable Bayfield Conservation donates to dress down
Some employees at Ausable Bayfield Conservation donate money each pay cheque to support charities, in doing so they get the privilege to dress down on Fridays.
The Staff Dress-Down Day Fund donations were presented to local charities at the annual Conservation Awards evening held on March 17. Shown in photo are, from left to right, Bob Radtke, Chairman of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation; Brian Horner, general manager and secretary-treasurer, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA); Tracey McPherson, GIS/IT coordinator, ABCA, and Vice-President with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron; and Ian Jean, ABCA Forestry and land stewardship specialist. The Conservation Foundation received $750 in staff donations towards the South Huron Trail Pedestrian Bridge project.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Huron received $750. The Carbon Footprints to Forests program (footprintstoforests.com), to plant trees locally and capture carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, received $750 for local tree planting. The staff also donated $700 towards the cost of sponsoring two youths to attend the Ontario Nature Youth Summit.