Petrolia Discovery to fix equipment at site with Green Leader grant

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A new service club and one of the oldest industries in Petrolia have won grants to green the community.

Waste Management and the Town of Petrolia offer up to $15,000 to a community group each year for a green program to encourage environmental sustainability.

This year, the grants were awarded to Petrolia Discovery Foundation and the new Kiwanis Club of Petrolia.

Petrolia Discover will use $10,000 to rehabilitate The North Battery – a large horizontal receiving/separator tank, and smaller tanks for oil overflow, and water underflow to protect the natural environment in the area.

The Kiwanis Club of Petrolia will use $5,000 to provide preschool and school-aged programs to learn about gardening and composting.