Cornwall Electric charges up River Institute programs with donation

CORNWALL — The St. Lawrence River Institute’s interactive science workshops and OutsideIN online educational programming got a recent boost with a $2,000 sponsorship from Cornwall Electric.

The River Institute’s environmental education programs encourage and motivate more than 5,000 students every year. Interactive workshops are offered in person or online to provide opportunities for young people to experience field and laboratory activities with the organization’s scientists. In these workshops, students receive training on topics such as fish ecology, aquatic invertebrates, and water quality, all using the St. Lawrence River ecosystem as an outdoor study site.

“Cornwall Electric is a valued partner and supporter of educational programming at the River Institute,’’ said Dr. Brian Hickey, River Institute Program Lead for Education. “These workshops motivate, encourage and inspire young people to consider a future in a scientific field.”

Cornwall Electric supplies electricity to over 23,800 customers in the City of Cornwall, South Glengarry, South Stormont, and the Ontario portion of the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario, headquartered in Fort Erie with operations in distribution and transmission serving approximately 65,000 customers in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma district of Ontario. Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, owns 100 percent of FortisOntario.

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