Buz Marthaler, The Board chairman of the WRC of Northern Utah stated, “I’m excited to receive our first corporate check. It has been a struggle to gain funding for our program and this is a great start. WRC receives no state or federal funding for its program and so we can only exist through the generous support of individuals in our community and companies like PTTP. We have designated the PTTP donation to be used in building outdoor bird mews (outdoor weathering cages) which are used during the last stage of raptor (hawks, falcons, eagles and owls) rehabilitation. We are excited to have the funding to proceed with this project.”
PTTP is a joint venture between three established companies unified and contracted by Rocky Mountain Power to construct a power transmission line that begins in Salt Lake City, Utah and ends in Downey, Idaho. This project from conception to conclusion will take over two years and it spans over 125 miles. PTTP is consistently conscious of how each part of this project impacts the environment. One of the best ways to minimize the environmental footprint is education.
“Teaching workers about the Environmental Impact keeps our effect on the land and the environment down to a minimum. Regular classes on procedural issues such as locating birds’ nests, uncovering cultural artifax, using the right equipment and implementing preventive measures are ongoing. This information instills in our group the knowledge to make sure that we leave as much as we can "as is" and as natural as possible” says Mr. Brian Hunter Construction Manager for PTTP.
Mr. Hunter goes onto say, “This is one of the reasons we feel that the WRC is so deserving of our donation. In this day and age with budget cuts and federal funds being trimmed, we feel it is important to support a group that continues to make a positive impact on our environment. We hope that this donation allows WRC to continue to be here for Northern Utah and its wildlife. It’s our way to say ‘THANK YOU’ to them for a job well done.”
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