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Pepsi Bottling Ventures Supports Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s Efforts to Protect Water Quality and Engage Youth in Conservation

RALEIGH, NC, July 7, 2015


For the third year in a row, Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has donated $10,000 to the Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) to support the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative and the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps.

“We are pleased to support the Conservation Trust for North Carolina again this year,” said Paul Finney, President and CEO of Pepsi Bottling Ventures. “Their work to ensure the preservation of our state’s natural habitat is a shared responsibility and one that we are firmly committed to both financially and philosophically.”

The Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative is a partnership of land conservation organizations working with the city of Raleigh and other local governments to conserve high priority lands along streams in the Upper Neuse River Basin, which provides drinking water to over 600,000 people. Since 2005, the Initiative has protected more than 7,200 acres along 66 miles of streams. Conserving these critical lands limits runoff pollution while maintaining wildlife habitat, preserving open space, and creating recreational opportunities – all of which improve quality of life for people in the region.

PBV’s donation also will support the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC). The NCYCC provides paid summer jobs for 16-24 year olds, with the aim of teaching them valuable work and life development skills through hands-on outdoor work on high priority conservation projects. Projects include trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, and invasive species removal. The NCYCC has four crews working on conservation projects across the state this summer, including a crew in the Upper Neuse River Basin.

“We greatly appreciate Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ generous donation,” said Margaret Newbold, CTNC Associate Director. “Their support will help us continue to preserve land along streams to protect clean drinking water, improve public access to protected natural areas, and connect more young people to the outdoors.”

North Carolina–based Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the largest privately held bottler of Pepsi–Cola products in North America, operating 21 bottling and distribution facilities that serve consumers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. PBV is a joint venture between Suntory International and PepsiCo. For more information about PBV, visit www.pepsibottlingventures.com.

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina protects natural and scenic lands along the Blue Ridge Parkway, assists 23 local land trusts so that they can conserve more land, and connects people to the outdoors. Land trusts preserve land and waterways to safeguard our way of life. They work with landowners to ensure natural lands are protected for clean air, safe drinking water, fresh local foods, and recreational opportunities for all North Carolina families. For more information about CTNC, visit www.ctnc.org


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04 December 2009:
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