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August 24, 2018, Peachtree City, GeorgiaThe Southern Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 park grant from Koppers, Inc., an integrated global provider of wood-based solutions.  The grant will support upcoming projects at their 6 public nature areas across Fayette County, Georgia.

Douglas Fenwick, Senior Vice President of Koppers Performance Chemicals, and his family presented staff and board members of the Southern Conservation Trust with the $10,000 grant at Line Creek Nature Area. The Fenwicks reside in Fayetteville and frequent public nature areas maintained by Southern Conservation Trust, including Line Creek and The Ridge.

“At Koppers, we strive to better connect employees to our local communities through volunteer opportunities and support of philanthropic causes important to them,” said Doug Fenwick. “We’re thrilled to partner with Southern Conservation Trust to play a small part in enhancing the local nature areas that so many of us regularly enjoy.”

Katie Pace, Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust, said, “This is an ideal partnership that not only adds to the quality of our local parks but also gives us access to high quality building materials that are made to the highest possible standard, while providing treated wood that will last. This partnership will increase the quality of our public nature areas in Fayette County.”

About Koppers, Inc.

Koppers is an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds.  Its products and services are used in a diverse range of end-markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agriculture, aluminum, steel, rubber, and construction industries.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Koppers serves its customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. www.koppers.com

About the Southern Conservation Trust

The Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship by protecting green space, conserving forests, safeguarding rivers, protecting wildlife, providing environmental education, and ensuring that our children have access to nature in our communities.  Learn more about how you can partner with the Southern Conservation Trust and protect your land at www.sctlandtrust.org.

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