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ITC Supports Friends of Pool 9

The Friends of Pool 9 is a community-based, grassroots, non-profit organization comprised of individual, family and business members who share a common mission to conserve the natural and cultural resources with Pool 9 of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, and to foster wise use and enjoyment of the Refuge and the Upper Mississippi River.  As one of the most active groups sponsored by ITC Midwest, Friends of Pool 9 members participate in several major activities each year including a river cleanup, projects at the Genoa Fish Hatchery and beach restoration along Pool 9 of the Mississippi River.

In addition, Friends of Pool 9 are involved in tree plantings on islands and other spots along the river.  Members conduct a bald eagle survey along the 31 miles of Pool 9, and co-sponsored an eagle day this spring, as well as presenting educational events at area schools.  In 2017, Friends of Pool 9 used the funds provided by ITC to coordinate intern activities to develop baseline data on river forests on the Upper Mississippi River.

Since our transmission systems cross all types of environments, we are committed to being a good steward of the land, water and air.  We integrate a sustainable approach to the environment in all the work we do, from our building operations to collaborating with partners to plant native species and protect wildlife within our transmission corridors.

ITC Midwest is pleased to partner with the Friends of Pool 9 for the fifth consecutive year to help support the organization’s ongoing efforts to re-establish trees on the Upper Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Refuge, as well as the group’s educational events.

The ITC Charitable Giving Program

The ITC Charitable Giving Program focuses on five key areas to help strengthen our communities and reflect the values of ITC. Those include education, environmental stewardship, social services, health & wellness and arts & culture.

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