Enviva starts forest conservation fund
by Tim Buckland – Wilmington Star-News
WILMINGTON — Enviva announced Thursday that it will create a $5 million, 10-year program aimed at conserving bottomland forests in North Carolina and Virginia.
“With the launch of the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, Enviva will work with leading conservation organizations to identify areas of special concern and provide grants to permanently conserve thousands of acres of this forestland,” John Keppler, chairman and CEO of Enviva, said in a prepared statement.
Enviva, which produces wood pellets at two mills in northeastern North Carolina — with a third under construction in Sampson County — and one in southeastern Virginia, recently erected two large white domes at the Port of Wilmington to house the chips awaiting export to Europe.
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