Volunteers from Domtar Corporation and the Student Conservation Association Work with the City of Dryden to Revitalize Lions Park in Dryden
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced that employee volunteers from the company’s pulp mill in Dryden, Ontario, Canada, and their families, revitalized Lions Park next to Dryden High School today. Domtar’s Dryden Mill led the community conservation project with members of the Student Conservation Association, a long-time non-profit partner of Domtar’s, and the City of Dryden. Domtar makes a wide variety of everyday products from sustainable wood fiber, and is one of the world’s largest producers of a complete line of absorbent hygiene solutions and an innovator in absorbent technology. Located in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, Domtar's Dryden Mill employs more than 380 people in the community and produces Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp suitable for a variety of uses.
“We have a longstanding relationship with Dryden High School and many of our employees and neighbors have children that go to the school or have over the years,” said Domtar Regional Public Affairs Manager, Bonny Skene. “We are pleased to partner with the City of Dryden to ensure that Lions Park, a community space that is important to us all, is safe, accessible, and enjoyable for the community.”
The City of Dryden identified the Lions Park conservation project as an important community priority for Domtar and the Student Conservation Association, helped raise awareness, and will have employees on site Saturday to coordinate and provide assistance to volunteers. Volunteers will remove brush and trim back low-hanging branches along community trails in Lions Park. Adjacent to Dryden High School, many students use the trails in Lions Park on their way to school each morning. However, winter storms have left the park run down with brush to be cleared and low-hanging branches to be trimmed back from the trails.
“Caring is one of Domtar’s core values—caring for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve,” said Domtar Corporate Responsibility Manager, Heather Alverson Stowe. “Sustainability is one of Domtar’s core corporate giving pillars, which is why we invest in and lead community conservation projects with non-profit partners like the Student Conservation Association that engage employees, benefit neighbors, and enrich our environment.”
Since 2012, Domtar has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to lead conservation and restoration projects that promote sustainability in the local communities where we operate. The Student Conservation Association provides opportunities for young people to make a positive impact on the world around them by protecting, enhancing, and restoring community green spaces, like Lions Park.
Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.1 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
About Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s largest and most effective youth conservation service organization. Now in its 60th year, SCA conserves lands and transforms lives by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and 70% of its 85,000 alumni are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. For more, visit www.thesca.org.