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St. Lawrence College Green Team hosting fundraiser for Cooper Marsh Conservation Area

2012-03-26

CORNWALL, ON – The St. Lawrence College Green Team is hosting a Pancake Breakfast to raise funds in support of the boardwalk restoration at the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area. The Pankcake Breakfast will take place in the Aultsville Hall cafeteria on St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall campus from 8:00 am until 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

The SLC Green Team, largely comprised of students in the Environmental Technician program, hopes to raise more than $1000 for Cooper Marsh Conservators Boardwalk Restoration Project. Cooper Marsh Conservators is a non-profit organization created to help protect and maintain the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area.

"Our goal is not only to raise funds, but also to raise awareness about the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area," said Raymond Roy, a second-year Environmental Technician student and member of the SLC Green Team, who has been leading the organization of the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. "It is a hidden gem. A lot of people in the Cornwall community don’t know about it and the learning opportunities it provides for students of all ages."

Just 18 kilometres east of Cornwall and easily accessible, the conservation area is visited by professors and students in the Environmental Technician program at St. Lawrence College and the SLC Green Team, who are eager to give back to the conservation area that has provided them with so many learning opportunities.

"Throughout the length of our Environmental Technician program, the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area serves as a place to conduct hands-on study outside of the traditional classroom," said Wesley Cluff-Clyburne, also a second-year student in the Environmental Technician program and member of the SLC Green Team. "We are able to observe and interact with plants and animals that we study."

The cost to attend the Pancake Breakfast is just $5 per person. As part of the SLC Green Team’s initiative to reduce the carbon footprint at St. Lawrence College, there will be no use of disposable utensils or dishes.

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About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Denise Corcoran
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston
T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261
dcorcoran@sl.on.ca