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Protecting Florida’s priceless resources

(July 21, 2016) — Protecting and preserving Florida natural resources, including water, urban and rural lands, vegetation, animals and birds is sometimes a challenge for an electric utility. It is a priceless endeavor that LCEC understands and takes seriously.

pelican-florida-natural-resourcesLCEC partners with local experts and customers to help balance the need for electricity with the needs of the environment.

Support of multiple wildlife initiatives and partnering with agencies, including the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.), the International Osprey Foundation, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, and the Burrowing Owl Festival are just a few of the ways LCEC contributes. In 2015, LCEC awarded more than $10,000 in environmental grants to organizations and programs through Southwest Florida.

Year round, LCEC promotes a recycling program to employees and contractors alike. On average, LCEC recycles between 3,000 and 6,000 pounds of material each month — everything from paper and plastic to copper, aluminum and steel. LCEC follows state and federal guidelines to properly recycle materials, rather than sending them to a landfill.

These and other efforts pertaining to protecting Florida resources are part of being good community stewards, and most importantly, it is the right thing to do.

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