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Biogen Idec Foundation awards grant to Clean Jordan Lake

Posted Friday, January 6, 2012

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Pittsboro, NC - Clean Jordan Lake has been awarded a $4,150 grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation to launch its Adopt-A-Shoreline Program. The funds will be used to attract participation from various community organizations and to post attractive signs at adopted shoreline sections to recognize their effort.

Clean Jordan Lake has initially identified ten shoreline sections plagued by chronic littering.

Mike McBrierty, senior manager for public affairs at Biogen Idec, said, “The Biogen Idec Foundation is pleased to assist Clean Jordan Lake with the launch of its Adopt-A-Shoreline Program. Biogen Idec employees who chose Clean Jordan Lake’s shoreline cleanup for the company’s “Care Deeply Volunteer Day” last fall saw this problem first hand and felt great pride in restoring beauty to the lake.”

Fran DiGiano, president of Clean Jordan Lake, added, “We hope to engage youth groups, high school students, civic and religious organizations, boating clubs, and businesses in litter removal three times annually from adopted sections. Not only will unsightly litter be removed, but we hope that shoreline users will be more aware of the problem.”

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