Wells Fargo Named NC Corporate Conservation Partner of the Year

June 30, 2015
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Camilla Herlevich, NC Coastal Land Trust Executive Director with Wells Fargo representatives  Jack Clayton and Philip Cave.

Wells Fargo has been named the Corporate Conservation Partner of the Year by North Carolina’s 24 local land trusts for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Wells Fargo was nominated for the award by Triangle Land Conservancy, North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, and Sandhills Area Land Trust. The land trusts jointly presented the award to Wells Fargo representatives, including the Piedmont East Regional President (and TLC Board Member) Jack Clayton, at a small party in Raleigh this month.

“Wells Fargo appreciates the fact that our planet provides us with tremendous resources, and we make every effort to minimize our impact and contribute to the long-term success and sustainability of our communities,” said Mr. Clayton. “We are proud to support these land trusts in their work to protect North Carolina’s natural areas for future generations, and we are honored to receive this award.”

Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability and has committed to operating in an efficient way. It also promotes opportunities that contribute to “greener” communities. Whether by partnering with nonprofits to preserve land, helping with trail building and maintenance, or cleaning brush and invasive species, Wells Fargo is dedicated to conserving and protecting the state’s land and natural resources.

“On behalf of the nominating land trusts, I want to reiterate how thankful we are for Wells Fargo’s generosity,” said Sandy Sweitzer, Executive Director of Triangle Land Conservancy. “They deserve this honor not just for their financial donations, but also for the hands-on conservation work being done by their employees through corporate workdays.”

Wells Fargo has contributed to a range of environmental projects, including donating over $100,000 to support the three nominating land trusts.  The Wells Fargo grants will help connect more people with nature by increasing the visibility of, and access to, nature preserves. Additionally, their contributions will support the important stewardship work required of land trusts, including preserve planning and ecological management.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Diana Hackenburg, Triangle Land Conservancy Communications Manager at [email protected] or 919-908-0056.

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