River Stays Debris-free With Help From HSBC
August 10, 2012
Efforts to protect Edmonton’s greatest natural resource are strengthened thanks to a $50,000 donation from HSBC Bank Canada in support of the City of Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Clean Up program. HSBC Bank Canada has donated a total of $200,000 in support of the program since 2009.
“The City, program partners and citizens working together have made a positive difference,” said Ken Block, acting general manager for Community Services. “More and more people are taking ownership for keeping the river clean but our work isn’t finished.”
The program, operated by Capital City Clean Up, removes litter and debris from the shoreline, in the river and other waterway locations in Edmonton. HSBC Bank Canada’s donation will help educate the public on the damaging effects and impact waste in the river has on wildlife, drinking water and river recreation.
“We are delighted to be a longtime supporter of the City of Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Clean Up program,” said Andrew McPherson, Vice President, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Canada. “HSBC believes that education and the environment are fundamental building blocks for the development of healthy communities, and this program is a great example of a community-driven approach to the protection and preservation of a local waterway.”
If you spot debris on the river please call 311 to report it. Do not attempt to retrieve it yourself.
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Fabrice de Dongo
HSBC Bank Canada