Houston energy company makes contribution to coastal region conservation
The Baker Hughes Foundation has again made a contribution to a nature organization.
The philanthropic arm to energy company Baker Hughes announced a $100,000 donation to the Coastal Prairie Conservancy. The grant will go toward supporting the preservation of coastal prairies, wetlands, farms, and ranches in Texas.
“Thriving natural ecosystems are essential for maintaining rich biodiversity, and we are committed to conserve and protect our natural resources,” Allyson Book, chief sustainability officer at Baker Hughes, says in a news release. “Coastal Prairie Conservancy preserves and safeguards the ecosystems in the Greater Houston area, and we are proud to partner with them.”
The grant was announced last week at the company's new headquarters grand opening.
The Coastal Prairie Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that's work plays a big role in flood control, cleaner air and water, recreation, and wildlife habitat preservation.
“We are so grateful for this generous donation and meaningful partnership with the Baker Hughes Foundation. Not only will this funding allow the Coastal Prairie Conservancy to safeguard plants and animals and provide healthy grasslands and wetlands as homes, it also benefits people,” Coastal Prairie Conservancy President and CEO Mary Anne Piacentini says in the release. “Coastal prairie conservation and enhancement provide the public with access to nature, enhanced health and wellness, regional flood control, increased carbon capture, improved water quality, and climate resilience. We are proud to partner with the Baker Hughes Foundation to ensure healthy lands, healthy wildlife and healthy communities.”
In recent years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has contributed a combined total of $150,000 in habitat restoration support within the Texas Gulf Coast region. Earlier this year, the organization distributed funding to tree planting efforts, DEI hiring initiatives, and the University of Houston's Energy Transition Institute.