AR-160529875The RETTEW Charitable Foundation awarded $5,000 in grant funding to the Little Lehigh Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The RETTEW Charitable Foundation’s corporate purpose is to improve the quality of life in the firm’s surrounding communities.

Trout Unlimited will use the $5,000 for a restoration project. The effort will result in 350 native trees and shrubs planted along a segment of the Little Lehigh Creek, stabilizing vegetation along the creek. The organization will be partnering with Boy Scout Troop 131 of Wescosville, Pa. to complete the planting.

As a part of the Foundation’s process, RETTEW employees partner with nonprofit to identify community needs.  Luke Portieles, a geologist in RETTEW’s Lehigh Valley office, sponsored the grant application. RETTEW’s employees also take time to volunteer with the grant-receiving organization. A number of RETTEW employees were on site Saturday, digging and planting along the creek.

“Beyond the good work we do for our clients, RETTEW is always looking for ways to support our local communities,” said Mark Lauriello, RETTEW’s president and CEO. “The Foundation’s donation to Trout Unlimited helps not just the environment, it also brings the community together to make the Lehigh Valley a better place.”

Trout Unlimited is a nationwide organization guiding and supporting conservation efforts at the local, state and national levels. They have close to 400 chapters whose 150,000 members work to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

The RETTEW Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2011 to support charitable organizations in which the firm’s employees are invested or involved.