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Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation receives Major Grants from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

(L-R) – Lynzey MacRae (TD FEF), Nancy Leary (TD FEF), Joe Culos (TD FEF), Andy Crooks (GRPF), Susan de Caen (GRPF), Mark Storie (Alberta Parks), Travis Sjovold (Alberta Parks)
(L-R) – Lynzey MacRae (TD FEF), Nancy Leary (TD FEF), Joe Culos (TD FEF), Andy Crooks (GRPF), Susan de Caen (GRPF), Mark Storie (Alberta Parks), Travis Sjovold (Alberta Parks)

The Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) has received combined funding of $39,840 from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

“This generous funding from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation helps us to take the next step in protecting and reestablishing native grassland in previously disturbed areas of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. This support will help us develop best practices for native grassland restoration,” said Susan de Caen, Executive Director of the GRPF.

Grant funding is in support of two projects at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. The grant of $28,900 will help restore 2.7 acres of native grasslands through the Grasslands Restoration and Public Engagement Program. The grant of $10,940 will support the Rescue the Fescue – Invasive Plant Species Plan that protects native grasslands through the removal of invasive plant species.

“We are committed to our mandate of protecting the environment and supporting local, grassroots projects in the communities where our customers and employees, live, work and play,” says Joe Culos, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Prairie Region, Board Chair. “We’re proud to support the important work being done by the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation in protecting and preserving our local environment.”

About the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

The GRPF was established in 2007 as a partner in the development and operation of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Through a partnership with the Alberta Government, the GRPF provides visitor services, public programs, and fundraises for the provincial park. For more information visit http://www.grpf.ca

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

From schoolyard naturalization and energy conservation, to tree plantings and environmental education, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is proud to provide funding to help sustain an incredible array of grassroots environmental programs across the country. In 2013, TD FEF supported over 900 projects with $4.4 million in funding. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF on a monthly basis, and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated funds environmental projects in the community in which the donation was made. For more information on how to donate and get involved in your community, visit tdfef.com.

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