GREENVILLE, NC, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Fifty volunteers from Domtar Corporation and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) will give a springtime makeover to Greenville's River Park North on Saturday, May 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Domtar's Greenville employees and their families will join local SCA members to plant native shrubs, remove invasive plants, and haul away debris. The volunteers' efforts will help restore the 324-acre nature preserve and improve the health of the Tar River.
The River Park North project is the latest in a series of community collaborations between Domtar and SCA; previous efforts have improved municipal, state and provincial parks in Kingsport, TN, Lancaster, SC, Nekoosa, WI and Montreal and Windsor, QC, among other locations. Domtar also supports SCA's engagement of thousands of local youth in conservation projects in more than 20 major U.S. and Canadian cities.
"Domtar is committed to supporting Greenville and other communities in which we operate because we don't just work here, we live here," said Domtar's President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Williams. "We're also pleased to support SCA and its mission of building the next generation of conservation leaders."
"Hands-on conservation fosters lifelong links to nature and allows our young people to gain important job skills and experience," notes SCA Events Manager Lori Robertson. "SCA is thrilled to once again work with Domtar employees and their families and give back to the local community."
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers, and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of our business is a network of world-class wood fiber-converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The majority of our pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice®, EarthChoice® and Xerox® Paper and Specialty Media. Domtar is also a marketer and producer of a broad line of absorbent hygiene products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack® and Indasec® brand names. In 2014, Domtar had sales of $5.6 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
About the Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America's oldest and largest youth conservation organization. SCA transforms lives and lands by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, its mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and seven in 10 of SCA's 75,000 alumni worldwide are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. Headquartered in Washington, DC, SCA also maintains regional offices in Charlestown, NH, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Oakland, CA and Seattle, WA. For more, visit www.thesca.org.
SOURCE Domtar Corporation