Thanks to the Dominion Foundation, 33 organizations will give $500,000 to environmental stewardship initiatives. Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, which is the parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.
“It is our privilege to partner with these organizations on so many great environmental projects,” said Pamela Faggert, chief environmental officer for Dominion. “Preserving and protecting the environment is one of the most important responsibilities we’re tasked with to ensure that future generations can enjoy all that Virginia has to offer.”
These organizations will get funding for programs that protect and preserve open spaces and natural habitats, prevent pollution, provide greater accessibility to nature, and educate the public about environmental stewardship.
“The Dominion Foundation contributed $5,000 to support the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s efforts to increase and nurture the endangered populations of monarch butterflies by planting milkweed in gardens and along roadways, as well as restoring the native nectar plants that are fed on by adult monarchs,” a Dominion release read. “The organization also will develop materials to raise awareness in the community about the plight of the monarch, as well as work with local schools to establish monarch gardens and way stations that will serve as outdoor classrooms opportunities at 20 area schools. More than 6,000 students will be reached through assemblies about monarch preservation and conservation, enabling them to have an enriching personal experience with nature.”