PLYMOUTH, NC – June 7, 2016 – Volunteers from Domtar Corporation and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) will engage in spring cleaning at William Flowers Waterfront Park in Plymouth on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Domtar employees and their families will join local SCA volunteers at various points along the Roanoke River to improve the health of the waterway and beautify local green spaces for area residents. Projects include repairing the community boardwalk, removing invasive plants and hauling away debris.
“We don’t just work in Plymouth, we live here, so giving back to the community is important to both Domtar and our employees,” said Domtar’s President and Chief Executive Officer John D. Williams. “And by partnering with the Student Conservation Association, we’re able to advance SCA’s mission of building the next generation of conservation leaders.”
“With the official start of summer only days away, this is a perfect time to volunteer in support of this popular park,” added SCA Events Manager Ann Pedtke. “Domtar employees always give their best at our conservation and sustainability projects, and we’re looking forward to our day of service in Plymouth.”
The Williams Flowers Waterfront Park project is one in a series of community collaborations between Domtar and SCA. Previous efforts have improved municipal, state and provincial parks in Waco, TX; Greenville, NC; 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 employs more than 450 people at its Plymouth mill.
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.
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