CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) is proud to announce that ITC Michigan has contributed $10,000 to support the State Arbor Day Celebration and MADA’s educational programs.
“MADA is excited to partner once again with ITC. They have been fantastic to work with and their passion and support for education and outreach has helped us make our programs what they are today,” said Jennifer Hunnell, Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Program Coordinator.
Each year, MADA hosts the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing. The official celebration for the state of Michigan will be held on April 28th 2017 at the Potter Park Zoo. This event invites 1,100 second and third graders from all around mid-Michigan to attend a day of outdoor fun and education. Students learn about water, soil, trees, and wildlife from a team of dedicated volunteers. Each student also leaves with their very own tree seedling which they can plant at home, taking a little piece of Arbor Day with them.
“ITC actively supports key educational and environmental programs across the state, including the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance,” said Luba Sitar, ITC Manager of Customer Relations and Community Education. “We are proud to contribute to positive change throughout the region through public and private partnerships, especially those that engage youth and support environmental stewardship.”
In addition to the State Arbor Day Celebration, MADA rolled out their 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. The donation from ITC helped get this program off the ground. This was an opportunity for Michigan students to express their creativity and learn about trees at the same time. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded, including a tree planting for the winning schools. This year, 72 students participated, a great start to a new program!
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is a program of the Eaton Conservation District and made possible through support from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
ABOUT ITC MICHIGAN
In Michigan, operating entities ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) serve most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. ITC’s focus on transmission and grid expansion drives operational excellence and delivers superior value for customers, communities and other stakeholders.
International Transmission Company (d/b/a ITCTransmission) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITCTransmission owns, operates and maintains approximately 3,100 circuit miles of transmission lines in southeast Michigan.
About Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC)
Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, METC owns, operates and maintains approximately 5,600 circuit miles of transmission lines in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
— Michigan Arbor Day Alliance
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