Cummins Inc, Jamestown Engine Plant Employees Recognized for Lake Clean-Up

Cummins Inc, Jamestown Engine Plant Employees Recognized for Lake Clean-Up

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Facing challenging summer conditions and significant government funding cuts, the Chautauqua Lake Association was able to harvest over 3,700 tons of nuisance weeds from Chautauqua Lake in 2011. The success of the lake shoreline clean-up was due in large measure to Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) employees who volunteered 4-hour shifts to clean-up shoreline weed concentration for transport by CLA barges and trucks to area composting locations. More than 900 hours of employee volunteer time supplemented two CLA shoreline crews responsible for 44 miles of Chautauqua Lake shoreline. A combination of company and neighborhood volunteer efforts, $15,000 in Cummins grant funding, ($7,500 from the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant and $7,500 from the Cummins Foundation under their environmental sustainability program) supported CLA truck, barge, and harvester operations. CLA General Manager Paul…
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