It's all about community. Volunteers from Domtar and Dryden's Student Conservation Association worked together with city staff to revitalize Lions Park yesterday.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Dryden High School and many of our employees and neighbours have children that go to the school or have over the years,” said Bonny Skene of Domtar. “We are pleased to partner with the City of Dryden to ensure that Lions Park -- a community space that is important to us all -- is safe, accessible and enjoyable for the community.”

The volunteers removed brush and trimmed back low-hanging branches along community trails in Lions Park. Located next to the high school, many students use the trails on their way to school each morning. However, winter storms have left the park rundown with brush to be cleared, and low-hanging branches needed to be trimmed back from the trails.

“Sustainability is one of Domtar’s core corporate giving pillars, which is why we invest in and lead community conservation projects with non-profit partners like the Student Conservation Association that engage employees, benefit neighbours, and enrich our environment,” said Heather Alverson Stowe, on behalf of Domtar.

The company has partnered with the Student Conservation Association for the last six years to lead conservation and restoration projects, which promote sustainability in the communities where Domtar operates. The Student Conservation Association provides opportunities for young people to make a positive impact on the world around them by protecting, enhancing, and restoring community green spaces, like Lions Park.  

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