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SRP supports Future Forests Project S

alt River Project made a $400,000 contribution to The Nature Conservancy in Arizona to support forest restoration on the Verde River watershed. The SRP contribution, to be paid over four years, will support The Nature Conservancy’s Future Forests Project. Launched recently by The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service to transform the way forests are managed, the Future Forests Project will also create skilled jobs and attract new investment by creating a reliable flow of wood that supports rural economies. Bruce Hallin, SRP’s director of Water Supply, said SRP’s contribution to the Future Forests Project will support restoring 20,000 acres of forested land.

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MAINTAINING BEAUTY: “SRP and The Nature Conservancy are both active in forest

restoration on the Verde River watershed,” said David Rousseau, Salt River Project’s president and its representative on The Nature Conservancy’s board. “This contribution to the Future Forests Project will help support the effort to increase the scale of restoration of this watershed area at such a critical time.”

“Forests in Northern Arizona are the lifeblood of SRP’s water supply, as the runoff from rain and snow that falls on those forests flows downstream to fill reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.” said Hallin. “Arizona’s forests are unhealthy and overgrown, and without action, more catastrophic wildfires are almost a certainty. When those forests are healthy,

they protect the ecosystems and hydrology of the watersheds, ensuring that water flowing into reservoirs is clean and relatively free of sediment.” SRP, which has been at the forefront of the push for healthy forests and watersheds, will be working with The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service on the Future Forests Project.

COMPANIES THAT GIVE Bar-S: Bar-S’ partnership with No Kid Hungry

includes providing 1 million meals to children in need. Bar-S’ “Fighting Childhood Hunger” campaign helps alleviate childhood hunger in America together with the brand´s customers, employees and partners.

Eide Bailly: Regional CPA and business advisory firm Eide Bailly presented its Nonprofit Resourcefullness Awards to Brighter Way Institute, Arizona Humane Society and Stardust

Building Supplies. Since its inception in 2013, Eide Bailly has awarded $285,000 to 57 nonprofit organizations.

Goettl Air Conditioning: Goettl’s Fernando De La Garza rallied Phoenix employee efforts to donate clothing and other personal items for those still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Besides the clothing donations, Goettl also sent flashlights, blankets, Gatorade and toiletries. Plexus Worldwide: Scottsdale-

based Plexus donated $301,630 to The Salvation

Army to help areas hurt from Hurricane Harvey. Plexus has more than 615,000 independent sales representatives across North America, many of which are recovering from the effects of recent hurricanes.

Sprouts Farmers Market: The

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will award $2.2 million to nonprofit organizations that specialize in promoting health and nutrition education. Created in 2015, the foundation identifies nonprofits that reflect the company’s brand purpose of inspiring healthy living for all. AzBusiness Angels | 15

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