Providence, RI- Save The Bay executive director Jonathan Stone and Ed Wallace, executive director of the SUEZ Foundation, are pleased to announce a $20,000 donation from SUEZ Foundation to support Save The Bay’s environmental education and volunteer programs. In celebration of the gift, project managers from across SUEZ’s New England operations joined Save The Bay staff in June for a cookout and check presentation.
“SUEZ is first and foremost an environmental company,” said Ed Wallace, executive director of SUEZ’s Foundation. “We have a major presence in the New England area and care deeply about the water that breathes life in the communities we serve and our neighbor’s communities. When we find good organizations, like Save the Bay, that are working to protect these waterways, we are eager to support their cause.”
“We are grateful to SUEZ for this generous gift, which is a testament to the company’s commitment to water quality and the environmental resources of this region,” said Stone. “The students who participate in our education programs, and the beautiful beaches that our dedicated volunteers regularly clean up are the real beneficiaries here. These programs wouldn’t be possible without the support of committed partners like SUEZ,” he said.
Each year, Save The Bay organizes and supports the work of more than 3,000 volunteers who pick up debris at dozens of shoreline sites, help with habitat restoration, offer administrative support, serve ecotourists, and much more. It also presents marine science and environmental education programming to more than 15,000 schoolchildren each year to build the next generation of ambassadors for Narragansett Bay.