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Junction Creek committee has a van thanks to donations from local businesses

'Their generous contribution will enable the stewardship committee to extend their efforts to restore the Junction Creek watershed'
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Thanks to generous donations from Design de Plume and Laking Toyota, the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee now has a van to carry out its programs throughout the community. 

The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee has been leading the way to restore Greater Sudbury’s central urban waterway, Junction Creek, for the past 20 years. 

The grassroots non-profit group conducts research and monitoring projects, co-ordinates creek restoration activities and delivers free bilingual educational and outreach programs throughout the city. 

With Junction Creek stretching 52 kilometres from Garson, through downtown and into Lively, the stewardship committee requires a reliable vehicle to carry out their programs throughout its reaches, said a press release.

As a non-profit, such a large item is not easy to afford, especially with grant restrictions on eligible expenses. 

Indigenous-owned local communication studio Design de Plume, and Sudbury’s Laking Toyota dealership stepped up to help, giving back to the community and environment in a big way, said the press release.

“Their generous contribution will enable the stewardship committee to extend their efforts to restore the Junction Creek watershed throughout Greater Sudbury,” the press release said.

The new Junction Creek Toyota Sienna has the space to fit the field crew plus all the gear and supplies, including a canoe on the roof. 

A wrap on the van done by Sudbury company North American Wraps features a Blanding's Turtle, and will help raise awareness about restoration efforts of Junction Creek.