Pennsylvania General Energy Donation Benefits McKean County
The Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council is pleased to welcome Pennsylvania General Energy (PGE) to the Headwaters Conservation Partnership (HCP) program. According to Headwaters RC&D Executive Director Dale Fox “PGE was one of the first companies that I initially approached for the HCP program, and we welcome their participation. PGE has headquarters in Warren, PA and has been active in conservation in our region for many years. It is very meaningful to Headwaters to have a local company like PGE recognize and support the conservation opportunities in our region”.
“PGE is pleased to partner with the HCP program. As we learned more about the positive impact as a result of the projects where HCP was a catalyst, across the same regional space as our operations, we determined that there was a good fit with PGE’s standards of operation”, explained Ms. Karen Thomas, Vice-President of Human Resources for PGE. The company has chosen to dedicate its $1,000 donation towards conservation efforts in McKean County. “Promoting environmental education to foster an appreciation for McKean County’s natural resources is one of our priorities. This donation will certainly help to advance our education programs” said, Kerry Fetter, Chairman of the McKean County Conservation District
PGE has been engaged in oil and natural gas development since 1978, and has operations across the Appalachian basin. PGE has drilled more than 1,500 conventional and unconventional wells in the past 34 years. The Company brings a strong record of environmental stewardship and compliance to every aspect of its operations, as well as building mutually beneficial partnerships with communities where they live and work. Ms. Thomas adds, “The majority of PGE employees are Pennsylvania natives, and this new partnership with the HCP program fits well with our business model linking PGE to organizations that align with our mission”, Ms. Thomas stated.
The Headwaters Conservation Partnership is open to corporations, small businesses and individuals active in the Headwaters region of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties. More information can be found on www.headwaterspa.org.