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May 31, 2004
BP Canada supports Fort Saskatchewan's Urban Forest Projects
FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALTA-BP Canada (BP) recently presented a cheque for over $37,000 to Fort Saskatchewan for the city's Urban Forest Projects initiative. Additional donations planned for 2005 and 2006 will bring the company's total commitment to this project to more than $75,000. The Urban Forest Projects program fosters the development of urban forests in Fort Saskatchewan with the goal of increasing biodiversity. This year's donation will be used to purchase a variety of trees and shrubs that will be planted within the city limits. In future years, the additional money will be used to expand the forest and to provide educational opportunities to local school children and community groups. On Saturday, June 5th, BP Canada employees and contractors will spend the day planting trees. Upwards of 60 employees and contractors are expected to participate. BP operates a natural gas liquids (NGL) facility in Fort Saskatchewan where NGLs are stored, processed and separated. In 2002, BP funded and participated in forming a new, technologically-advanced community notification program designed to alert residents in the event of an emergency in the community.