Aerosol propellant maker Diversified CPC International (DCPC) has donated $25,000 to the People of Channahon Parks Foundation to support the Arroyo Trails Nature Park initiative in Channahon, IL.
Arroyo Trails Park encompasses 78 acres of land and is named for the topography of the area that was formed by glaciers over 10,000 years ago. DCPC committed $15,000 to Phase 1 of the project, which is a one-mile section featuring Virginia Bluebells, a winding creek bed, wildlife and fitness stations and is currently open to the public.
Another $10,000 from DCPC will go towards Phase 2, which is currently under development. It will include an outdoor classroom council ring, outdoor amphitheater, nature-themed playground with water play area, pavilion shelter with restrooms, and many additional interpretive, educational and fun opportunities for children and families to enjoy. The park will also feature many nature-based educational programs and events throughout the year.
“DCPC has deep roots in the Channahon community, and environmental and natural resource protection is a critical part of our business philosophy,” said DCPC President & CEO Bill Auriemma. “As a result, we are incredibly proud to be a part of this project. Not only can our employees and the entire community enjoy the park with their families, but it can also become an ecotourism opportunity for visitors to explore which provides economic benefits to area hotels, restaurants, gas stations, retail and specialty shops.”