The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation is pleased to announce the generous donations from Newmont Goldcorp, Caron Equipment and Miller Paving to the purchase of a side by side vehicle which will be used by the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority (MRCA) for trail and park maintenance and upgrades.


“It is important for us at Newmont Goldcorp to ensure that when we support such projects, that we identify that others in the community are also in support to ensure it is a sustainable initiative,” said Bryan Neeley, Sustainability Manager at Newmont Goldcorp Corporation. “To have additional partners like Miller, Caron and Wintergreen come to the table with their donations further cements our position and provides the MRCA with the ability to showcase their initiatives as truly community based.”


The contributions, both financial and in kind, from these organizations reflects their commitment to the communities where they live, work and play. With approximately 10,000 people using our trails every month we know that providing free, public access to safe and well maintained outdoor physical activity areas continues to benefit the community.  “We are extremely grateful to these organizations for their support of our recreational trails and properties. This is a valuable piece of equipment that will help us attain our trail and property maintenance goals. Through the support of Wintergreen and all of our donors, we continue to be able to provide recreational opportunities for the residents and visitors in Timmins,” says Dave Vallier, General Manager, MRCA. Students have already begun repair work on damaged areas of the trails, and they will be resurfacing part of the Bart Thomson Trail in South Porcupine this summer. The MRCA has been maintaining over 55 km of non-motorized recreational trails within the City of Timmins for over 30 years.


Established over 20 years ago, the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation has supported many projects to protect, conserve and restore our community’s unique natural heritage and environment. They continue to raise funds to support the community trail system and conservation education.

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