Sites Receive International Habitat Conservation Awards

DuPont News, January 9, 2013

DuPont Wildlife Habitat Team members earned certification awards at the recent Wildlife Habitat Council’s 24th Annual Symposium in Baltimore, Md. (from left) Cameron Douglas, Doug Senn, Margaret O'Gorman, Dina Toto, Ann Marie Shawler, Michael Kline, Maryann Nicholson, and Sheryl Telford.

 

Nine DuPont sites recently received international recognition for their continued contributions to wildlife habitat conservation and education at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 24th Annual Symposium in Baltimore, Md.

The following were among more than 270 sites recognized at the symposium for establishing and maintaining Wildlife at WorkSM program designations.

  • Altamira, Mexico
  • Contern, Luxembourg
  • Chambers Works, N.J.
  • Cooper River, S.C.
  • Fayetteville Works, N.C.
  • New Johnsonville, Tenn.
  • Newport, Del.
  • Chestnut Run/Barley Mill Plaza, Wilmington, Del.
  • Stine-Haskell Research Center, Newark, Del.

The Wildlife at WorkSM certification recognizes outstanding wildlife habitat management and environmental education efforts at corporate sites, and offers third-party validation of the benefits of such programs.

“The company is extremely proud of the hard work the wildlife habitat teams commit to the challenging certification processes,” said Sheryl Telford, Corporate Remediation Group director and DuPont’s WHC coordinator.  “These volunteer efforts help secure a better future for wildlife habitat conservation and management programs in communities across the globe.”

DuPont has a total of 16 sites certified by the WHC that make up approximately 10,000 acres of certified habitat.  In addition to the nine sites recertified in 2012, sites in Asturias, Spain;  DeLisle, Miss.; Fort Madison, Iowa;  Pontchartrain, La.; and Glasgow and Experimental Station, Del., participate in the voluntary WHC programs and are scheduled for recertification this year and in 2014.

In addition, Fayetteville Works was recertified as a Corporate Lands for LearningSM site. The Fayetteville Works wildlife habitat team uses habitat areas to teach local students about the natural and cultural history of the local area.

“Wildlife Habitat Council members continue to raise the bar for conservation success,” said Margaret O’Gorman, WHC president. “Congratulations to DuPont for its successful efforts toward habitat enhancement and biodiversity.”

The WHC emphasizes community involvement in habitat projects by collaborating with community organizations and creating, conserving and restoring wildlife habitats. Projects at DuPont sites vary in scope from wetland and forestland restoration, to individual species management and native planting projects. Certification requirements are strict and require that sites apply for periodic renewal.