LCEC announced that it will provide J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Society with a $4,000 environmental funding award to support six weeks of special programming to accompany a one-time traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum. LCEC also announced that it will provide the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum with $1,100 environmental funding award to support a year-long scientific exhibit centered around the topic of “Mollusks in Peril.”
To apply for this award, organizations can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. The deadline for 2016 award applications is September 1, 2016. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and having a demonstrated need for funds. This funding award is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment.
Established in 1940, LCEC is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Marco Island, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Everglades City, Immokalee, Ave Maria, and parts of Lehigh Acres. LCEC is committed to providing efficient, reliable, cost-competitive electric and emerging energy solutions and excellent service to our customers. LCEC is also a major contributor to the local economy as one of the largest employers in Lee County with nearly 400 employees and by its support of many local agencies through charitable giving, volunteerism and environmental stewardship.
LCEC’s 2016 Trustee Election is in full swing! Below is some useful info for those who are eligible to vote.
2016 Nominated Candidates include:
• David Scott – District 2, Seat 3
• Russell Priddy – District 6
• Eric Feichthaler – District 2, Seat 1
• Dr. Gary Jackson – District 2, Seat 1
Information on voting:
• Ballots are mailed to primary account holders who are members of LCEC on or before 5 p.m. on February 15, 2016.
• Members vote in one of three ways: by phone, on the Internet, or by mail.
• Members receive one vote for each seat that is up for election regardless of where they live.
• An outside vendor is responsible for printing and mailing the 2016 ballots. They also facilitate voting by telephone, Internet and mail. They provide the final collection and tabulation of the election data and results.
• Voting is voluntary.
• Trustee Election results will be announced at LCEC’s Annual Meeting on April 21, and published in the LCEC News newsletter in May.
For questions regarding the ballots, contact the election hotline at 239-656-2202 or visit https://www.lcec.net/about-lcec/company-information/board-of-trustees.
The weather is perfect for spring cleaning outside of your home. No matter how big or small the project, it is essential to keep electrical safety in mind to avoid injuries. The following safety tips will help protect you as you spring into cleaning.
–Always keep ladders away 10+ feet away from power lines. Even a wooden ladder can prove fatal if it comes in contact with a power line.
–Unplug all tools when not in use.
–Carefully inspect all tools and appliances for damaged cords, plugs or other safety hazards. If damaged, fix or replace the item.
–Remember that water and electricity do not mix! Use caution when working with electricity in conditions such as wet grass.
For more tips on electrical safety, visit www.lcec.net.
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