Over the years, we’ve realized that the passion our people have for the charities and organizations they care about helps shape their personalities and drive them to succeed and we wanted to be a part of that. In 2017, we created a Charity Committee that is responsible for reviewing requests for charitable donations and allocating funds on behalf of the company.
By becoming involved with our employees’ different organizations, programs, and charities, we grow closer to our employees and the places we call home.
Trout Unlimited (TU)’s goals are to protect and restore watersheds and provide educational and outreach opportunities. The Chestnut Ridge Chapter 670 of Trout Unlimited serves the Southwestern area of Pennsylvania and is active in its mission of conservancy, protecting, and restoring cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.
While Megan Welling, a Manager, Environmental - Energy Services in our Baltimore office, has always cared about watersheds, her dad, David Welling, encouraged her to join this local chapter of Trout Unlimited. The Chestnut Ridge Chapter focuses on improving water quality and restoring streams impacted by past coal mining.
It is through grassroots efforts of organizations with a focus on addressing water quality issues that improvements are being made, and streams are restored to support native trout. Chestnut Ridge TU has implemented a passive treatment system on local watersheds which utilizes limestone sand. This approach neutralizes acid mine drainage and improves water quality. McCormick Taylor’s donation will go towards the cost of this treatment.
Learn more about the Chestnut Ridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited here.
Learn more about the other organizations that our Charity Committee supports here.