Wildlife Refuge outreach to benefit from BASF donation

Photo by Richard Skoglund The International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, along the Downriver shoreline in southeast Michigan, received a $10,000 donation from BASF to support projects that promote environmental stewardship and to expand visitor and outreach services.

Photo by Richard Skoglund
The International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, along the Downriver shoreline in southeast Michigan, received a $10,000 donation from BASF to support projects that promote environmental stewardship and to expand visitor and outreach services.

 

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Outreach and visitor service programs of the International Wildlife Refuge Alliance received a $10,000 boost June 20 through a donation from BASF designed to increase local environmental awareness.

The donation reinforces BASF’s commitment to supporting local environmental and wildlife education while subsidizing projects that promote stewardship and increase awareness of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

Greg Pflum, vice president and general manager of BASF’s Midwest Hub, said the company supports outreach to help educate the next generation of conservationists.

“This contribution supports IWRA’s mission to create a sustainable environment for our wildlife and provide valuable educational experiences for the community,” Pflum said.

The non-profit IWRA provides learning opportunities that help protect wildlife and natural habitats through programs that include eagle tours at the Monroe Power Plant, World Wetlands Day, Hawk Fest and the Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival.

Joan Van Aken, IWRA executive director, said its donor partners help ensure its success.

“With BASF’s help we can continue our efforts to assist in the protection of the region’s natural resources and educate the public on the progress being made and those who help make it happen.”

For more information about the refuge, go to iwralliance.org.