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Suncor Energy opens new reclamation project: Nikanotee Fen

Suncor Energy opens new reclamation project: Nikanotee Fen 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/13 -- Suncor Energy today
celebrated another milestone in its reclamation efforts with the
planting of a type of wetland called a fen at the company's base
plant north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. 
A fen is a specific type of peat-accumulating wetland, common to the
region. Suncor is one of the first companies in the world to attempt
reconstruction of this type of wetland, and has been doing so in
cooperation with a number of university researchers from across North
"I want to acknowledge the many people and organizations working
together on this journey; they have played a vital part in helping us
get to where we are today," said Mark Little, executive
vice-president, Oil Sands and In Situ. "I also look forward to
continued collaboration on this great project, as we are deeply
committed to returning land to a natural state for future
generations. Looking ahead, I expect we and others in the industry
will continue learning as we share the knowledge gained so far, and
as we progress together through the Nikanotee Fen's monitoring
Construction of the fen's underlying watershed was completed in
January 2013, setting the stage for planting vegetation this spring
and summer. To celebrate the planting phase, Suncor held an opening
ceremony earlier today, which included an Aboriginal blessing and
remarks from local dignitaries including Mayor Melissa Blake and the
Honourable Don Scott, MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin.  
The event also acknowledged the student who won a contest earlier
this year to name the fen. Emma Curtis, who recently completed grade
four at St. Martha's School in Fort McMurray, chose the name
Nikanotee (pronounced Nee-ga-no-tee) because of its meaning as the
Cree word for future. 
Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's
operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional
and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product
marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly
develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing
renewable energy portfolio. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are
listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. 
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