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VINS receives $10,000 grant from TransCanada corporation

QUEECHEE - The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant from TransCanada Corporation in support of our outreach programs and scholarship fund. Thousands of school children, teachers, conservation volunteers, and other adult learners from throughout New England participate in VINS' environmental education, research, and rehabilitation programs each year at the VINS Nature Center (VNC) and in area schools, camps, and community organizations.

"VINS is grateful for TransCanada's generous support, which will make it possible for many children and adults who would otherwise have been financially unable to experience VINS' programs, to see raptors up close and learn about the natural world from our expert educators," stated Mary Davidson Graham, VINS' Vice President for Marketing and Development.

Through TransCanada's Community Investment program, TransCanada supports local organizations, like VINS, that serve as community assets in empowering individuals, building strong communities, and creating effective citizens. Matthew Cole, TransCanada Community Relations representative for the Northeast US, hand-delivered the check to VINS on May 2, stating, "We are proud to be part of the energy and enthusiasm surrounding the VINS Nature Outreach Program initiative."

With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation, and gas storage facilities. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,800 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States.