Eureka Midstream is pleased to announce a donation to the Mid-Ohio Valley Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) in the amount of $75,000, to sponsor a habitat improvement project in the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This will be a joint project among Eureka Midstream, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Mountaineer Branch of the QDMA and the newly formed Mid-Ohio Valley Branch of the QDMA. The donation will be utilized to control invasive plant species, establish wildlife openings, plant trees and create food plots for local wildlife.
Chris Akers, President and Chief Operating Officer of Eureka Midstream commented, “We are excited about giving back to the community and, more specifically, directly benefiting the areas where we operate our gathering and compression facilities in West Virginia. This project will allow the native habitat to grow and take back an area in which it once flourished, providing a positive impact on the local environment.”
Camron Stover, President of the Mid-Ohio Valley Branch of QDMA noted, “This is the largest direct-to-branch donation in the history of QDMA. The Lewis Wetzel WMA Project will consist of two phases. Phase one will focus on improving habitat on approximately 172 acres by removing invasive species, such as autumn olive trees, tree-of-heaven and stiltgrass. Then we’ll go back in the spring and plant soft-mast trees like apple or persimmon, as well as make wildlife openings or food plots on approximately eight acres.”
The Quality Deer Management Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on conservation dedicated to whitetail deer and whitetail deer habitat.