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ITC Holdings Grants Oakland County $100,000 to Plant Trees

Public Date: 10/19/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

What:
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and ITC Holdings Director of Local Government & Community Affairs Donna Zalewski will hold a news conference to announce ITC's matching $100,000 grant to Oakland County to plant trees on public land in the Rouge Watershed in Farmington Hills, Novi and West Bloomfield. ITC's grant doubles the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative $100,000 grant Oakland County has already received. Together, the two grants will fund the planting of approximately 850 trees.
Joining Patterson and Zalewski will be Farmington Hills Mayor Jerry Ellis.
Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, ITC is the nation's largest independent electricity transmission company and invests in the electric transmission grid to improve system reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems.   ITC operates in Michigan through its subsidiaries ITCTransmission and METC.
When:
2:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011
Where:
Heritage Park, west side of Farmington Road between 10 Mile and 11 Mile roads in Farmington Hills. News conference will take place behind the park pavilion.
Visuals: Contractor on hand with equipment and trees
Tree ribbon cutting ceremony
Zalewski handing oversized $100,000 check to Patterson


A multi-box will be available for media. Cider and donuts will be served. For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer, at (248) 858-1048.