Cornell Cooperative Extension Essex County (CCE Essex) received a $2500 grant from the International Paper’s Ticonderoga Branch, and the International Paper Foundation. The money will be used to host two “Game of Logging” courses through the Northeast Woodland Training with instructor David Birdsall, taking place at North Country Creamery in Keeseville.
“We’ve had so many requests for the Game of Logging courses, as well as basic chainsaw safety,” said Carly Summers, Agriculture Resource Educator of CCE Essex. “The courses filled up fast and we had several requests to offer the entire series next year. All who participated and wish to participate in the future are so grateful to IP for supporting these educational courses. We hope to work together in the future to continue offering them.”
As far back as 1952, the International Paper Foundation annually provides millions in grants to nonprofit organizations so they may address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work. Funding priority is given to those which reflect the foundations signature causes, such as education, hunger, health and wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives which improve the planet.
“International Paper is happy to support Game of Logging. The loggers who participate in these training courses are integral to providing a continual supply of fiber to the mill and we greatly appreciate the work they do,” said Donna Wadsworth, Ticonderoga Mill Manager of Communication.