Dominion continues support of Trout in the Classroom

Dominion's Emmett Toms (right) presents a check for $5,000 to John Ross.

Dominion’s Emmett Toms (right) presents a check for $5,000 to John Ross.

Each year, thousands of students in Virginia raise trout and learn about the importance of cold, clean water through the Trout in the Classroom program. One of the program’s biggest supporters for several years has been Dominion Power, through grants to the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited.Dominion has continued its commitment to TIC in 2013 with a $5,000 grant. The funds will provide support for existing tanks and will fund some new ones as the number of chapter-based TIC coordinators expands.

Emmett Toms, external affairs manager for Dominion’s Valley-Central-Southside-Alleghany Highland Regions, recently presented the check to John Ross, former VCTU chair.

“Dominion’s commitment to environmental education and stewardship is exemplary,” Ross said on behalf of the council.

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The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited is made up of representatives of the state’s 16 TU chapters.