Waste Management of Michigan Inc. recently contributed $5,000 to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Foundation to help establish recycling at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The gift is part of Waste Management’s Think Green® Grant program, a nationwide effort supporting local environmental initiatives that improve the environment for customers and communities served by Waste Management. Waste Management representatives Scott Greene and Kathleen Klein presented the $5,000 check during a recycling education and awareness training seminar conducted by Waste Management for the staff at Lake St. Clair Metropark.
This grant and training are just one of the ways that Waste Management is working to help make our communities better places to work and live,” Greene said. “We hope these efforts to expand recycling will make Lake St. Clair Metropark an even nicer spot for families to enjoy.” The recycling training is being provided along with the recycling receptacles and educational materials the park plans to purchase and develop as part of its effort to expand recycling at Lake St. Clair Metropark. “Lake St. Clair Metropark serves a large and diverse population of residents from southeast Michigan, with nearly a million annual visitors. We are grateful for the financial support provided by Waste Management to buy the materials needed to encourage and educate about recycling at the park,” said Amy McMillan, director of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
After putting a pilot recycling program in place at Lake St. Clair Metropark, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks plans to roll out similar recycling efforts throughout the Metroparks system. “Sustainability and resource conservation are major goals for our regional park system,” said Nina Kelly, the Metroparks chief of planning and development. “We look forward to working in partnership with Waste Management to help educate and empower our park patrons to reduce their environmental impact while enjoying the park.”