BC Hydro has increased its commitment to the Pacific Salmon Foundation with a $40,000 donation for 2011/2012. BC Hydro’s first support occurred in 1997 when the utility worked with the Foundation to restore a spawning channel along the Campbell River. With this new donation, BC Hydro has donated more than $100,000 to the Foundation, including regular support for the Foundation’s fund raising dinners in Campbell River and Vancouver.
Special thanks to Foundation board member Don Swoboda, a retired BC Hydro executive, who encouraged a closer collaboration between the Foundation and BC Hydro.
“As a retired BC Hydro employee, I am delighted to see expanded support for the Foundation’s important conservation and habitat restoration work,” said Swoboda. “BC Hydro has made major investments in Pacific salmon habitat, especially in the Campbell River system. This new donation reflects an important commitment to expanded collaboration and public education with respect to Pacific salmon-bearing streams.”