PEPCO HOLDINGS, INC.
Building Blocks 5
Preventing Pollution 7
Environmental Compliance 13
Environmental Restoration 14
Nature illustrations by:
Natural Resource Management 17
Barkin’ Dog Studio, Greensburg, PA Education and Community Outreach 21
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E N V I R O N M E N TA L P O L I C Y S TAT E M E N T
P epco Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to conducting its business activities with
respect and care for the environment. Among PHI’s highest corporate
priorities is achieving environmental excellence through proactive envi-
ronmental management. The following principles will guide our activities to pro-
tect and preserve the environment for our employees, our customers and the com-
munities in which we do business.
• Conduct all operations, including production, transmission, distribution and sales of our products
and services, in compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations, and corporate
policies and procedures.
• Seek to continually improve our environmental performance through training and integrating
environmental considerations into our business planning process.
• Assess our environmental performance on a regular basis and at all levels of the company.
• Foster dialogue with employees, shareholders and the public, and respond to their concerns about
the potential impacts of our operations.
• Promote the prevention of pollution in our business activities.
• Support environmental stewardship through preservation and improvement of our natural
resources in the communities in which we operate.
• Provide adequate resources to meet our environmental commitments.
• Support analysis of applicable emerging environmental issues in our industry and the development
of cost-effective solutions for environmental problems associated with our business.
• Work proactively with science, business, government and the public to promote the development
of sound, scientifically based environmental policy.
• Work with our suppliers, contractors and customers to promote the use of our products and
services in an environmentally beneficial manner.
Compliance with applicable environmental standards is a critical element of our
business success. All employees, beginning with top management, are responsible
and will be held accountable, including possible disciplinary action, for implement-
ing this policy and ensuring ongoing environmental compliance and protection.
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 1
We believe that an important aspect in
minimizing our environmental footprint
and preserving our rich resources is offering
our customers a choice in the fuel used to
generate the electricity that they consume.
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D uring 2003, Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI),
celebrated its first anniversary of the
merger of Pepco and Conectiv to form a premier
energy delivery and services company in the Mid-
Dennis R. Wraase,
President and CEO, PHI
James S. Potts, Vice President,
Safety and Environment, PHI
Atlantic region. The year was highlighted by the full
implementation of our Environmental Management At various facilities, we are pursuing simple,
System and a successful independent assessment of innovative and effective ways in partnership with
its effectiveness. Fundamental to this success is our government and non-government organizations to
employees’ enthusiastic embrace of environmental clean storm water runoff prior to release to our
stewardship as a core value. We are committed to region’s rivers and tributaries. The inter-tidal wet-
minimizing our environmental footprint and lands, which we created and maintain at our
improving our performance year in and year out. Benning Service Center, have been recognized for
We believe that an important aspect in minimiz- excellence by the Southeastern Electric Exchange,
ing our environmental footprint and preserving our the Isaac Walton League of America and most
rich resources is offering our customers a choice in recently in a National Building Museum exhibit
the fuel used to generate the electricity that they con- about the Anacostia River waterfront.
sume. During 2003, we offered our retail customers Most important to the future conservation of
choices of energy supplied from renewable energy resources is the education of our youth. During
sources and natural gas-fueled sources. We offered 2003, we partnered with many organizations to
wholesale customers energy produced by state-of- increase the environmental awareness and scientific
the-art, efficient and clean natural gas-fueled gener- understanding of students from elementary school
ating facilities. To improve the availability of renew- age through college age. Through contributions and
able resources, we support realistic legislation to in-kind services, we support organizations dedicated
encourage the increase in the use of renewable ener- to working with youth to preserve riparian lands,
gy sources in the Mid-Atlantic region. restore wildlife habitat, protect important wetlands,
Fundamental to our stewardship activities is the restore our fisheries and develop sustainable agri-
recognition of the rich environmental resources sit- culture practices. We support environmental science
uated on PHI properties and rights-of-way. Our programs at the middle school, high school and uni-
transmission right-of-way vegetation management versity levels. During the summer season, we hire
programs are recognized by the Environmental Pro- youth to create nature and heritage trails, seed our
tection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, rights-of-way for wildlife food plots, build and
and non-government organizations for providing monitor bird nest boxes, create butterfly gardens
significant wildlife habitat benefits while reducing and more.
long-term maintenance cost. These programs pro- We are privileged to serve customers in the Mid-
vide necessary habitat for Atlantic flyway water- Atlantic region from Washington, D.C., to Atlantic
fowl, migratory songbirds and other wildlife while City, N.J., and wish to preserve the rich natural
offering protection for rare plant species and nearby resources of this region for future generations. Your
water bodies. comments are welcomed.
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 3
R E S T O R AT I O N
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T he five building blocks that create the foundation of PHI’s environmental stew-
ardship not only help form the basis of human and ecological relationships, but
aid in demonstrating sound management of social and economic issues. They
define our corporate social responsibility towards our employees, business partners, sup-
pliers, customers and communities to care for the natural resources that are entrusted to us.
POLLUTION PREVENTION NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Those elements that prevent the release of future Those elements that pertain to the management,
toxic substances into the environment and reduce conservation and restoration of land and renew-
the generation of solid waste. It encompasses such able natural resources (such as forests, wetlands,
initiatives as source reduction, hazardous waste fish and wildlife).
minimization and recycling. Pollution prevention
practices can serve to reduce the long-term cost EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Those elements that increase environmental
awareness in the communities in which we
operate; improve public acceptance of our business
Those elements that are associated with current and industry as a whole; and communicate our
operations, such as wastewater discharge, sewage commitment to environmental stewardship.
treatment, air emissions and hazardous waste/
Those elements that mitigate the environmental
footprint/impact of PHI operations, past, present
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 5
We promote the prevention
of pollution in our
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P R E V E N T I N G P O L L U T I O N — A Proactive Approach
We will promote the prevention of pollution in our business activities.
G ood environmental stewardship is a core
value at PHI and pollution prevention is
a key component of our proactive
approach to minimizing the environmental impact
associated with our mission of providing reliable
PHI and its family of companies
continued the sale and promo-
tion of renewable, or “green”
energy. Green energy comes
electric power to our customers. Our employees
from renewable energy sources
take a multi-faceted approach to pollution preven-
such as wind, hydro, solar and
tion, with the key objective being to prevent pollu-
biomass, including wood and
tion before it occurs and, in instances where pollu-
solid waste. Electricity produced
tion does occur, to take steps to mitigate it.
from renewable resources
Our pollution prevention efforts are company-
reduces the amount of carbon
wide, ranging from activities associated with the
dioxide (CO2), a key green-
generation, transmission and distribution of elec-
house gas, as well as sulfur diox-
tricity, to everyday recycling measures, such as the
ide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emitted into
recycling of metal, aluminum and paper. While PHI
has sold off the majority of its power plants in con-
Pepco Energy Services (PES), a non-regulated
nection with industry deregulation, its two largest
subsidiary of PHI, contracted to sell just over
remaining plants, the 1,100 MW Hay Road Power
204,000 million kilowatt-hours of electricity pro-
complex in Delaware and the 1,100 MW Bethlehem
duced from renewable sources over the next several
plant in Pennsylvania, are two of the cleanest-
years to government, commercial and residential
running fossil fuel-fired plants in the world. One
users. In addition to high volume sales to large end-
megawatt of power supplies electricity to the equiv-
users, including the General Services Administration
alent of about 750 homes.
and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as
Our efforts begin literally at our home, the 10-
several Maryland state agencies, thousands of PES
story Edison Place building in Washington, D.C.,
residential customers have switched to electricity
which serves as our headquarters. Completed in
produced from renewable sources. During 2003 PES
2001, Edison Place was built to be environmentally
provided green energy to more than 26% of its
friendly, including a filtration system that cleanses
residential and small commercial customers. Some
rainwater runoff before it reaches the storm drain
turn on the lights, washing machines and televisions
with power from 100% renewable resources; others
A sampling of some of our pollution prevention
with a mix containing from 10% to 51% green
and recycling initiatives in 2003 includes:
electricity. Reflecting our many partnerships with
environmental organizations, PES rewards “green”
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 7
residential customers with a free one-year member- material needed to help us keep the electricity flow-
ship to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Other ing—everything from the metal and wires that dis-
strategic partners include the Anacostia Watershed tribute the electricity to the tires used on our serv-
Society, Arbor Day Foundation, the Landfill ice vehicles. The company also places a premium on
Methane Outreach Program and the EPA Energy reconditioning and reusing equipment, including
Star Program. PES also contracted to provide more electrical cables, meters, transformers and myriad
than 30 megawatts of green power to several state other items that go into the production and distri-
agencies in New Jersey for a two-year term and has bution of electricity. Our philosophy on recycling
contracted to install methane-burning generators at can be summed up this way: If it can be recycled, it
the landfill in Fauquier County, Va., thus turning the is recycled.
burning of trash into electricity. On a smaller, but still significant scale, all of our
5,000-plus employees are encouraged to recycle the
RECYCLING— items they use while at work, from soda cans, plas-
WALKING THE WALK tics and newspapers to used toner cartridges.
Recycling collection bins are located through-
PHI and its employees embrace
out all of our facilities, and they are used!
recycling at all levels of our
In 2003, we recycled more than 800 tons
business. On a large scale, we
of aluminum, plastic and paper, material
recycle over 4000 tons of
that otherwise would have ended up in
The company also has
become active in the promo-
tion of and participation in
electronic recycling events,
where used computers, televi-
sions, radios and other elec-
tronic items are collected.
Many of those items contain
chemicals and other elements
that are potentially harmful to
PHI employees practice recycling at all levels, from its administrative
offices to the facilities where the electricity is produced and distributed.
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ENERGY STAR PROGRAM Clean Air Act standards. PHI’s
largest generating facilities,
The U.S. Department of Energy and
the Hay Road Power Com-
the Environmental Protection Agency
plex in Delaware and the
have established more than 35 prod-
Bethlehem plant in Pennsylva-
uct categories that meet or exceed
nia are powered by natural
specified efficiency standards and
gas and are two of the cleanest
bear the “Energy Star” label. PHI
fossil fuel-fired power plants
contributed $1 million to Mary-
in the world, utilizing state of
land’s Energy Administration (MEA)
the art technology. Addition-
to help promote the use of Energy
ally, at its Edgemoor facility in
Delaware, the company is able
to utilize waste gas from a
waste treatment plant to gen-
Every corporation takes a unique erate electricity.
approach to mitigating their environ- The Fleet Services Depart-
mental footprint based on their ment within Pepco initiated a
impact to the environment. All power “Climate Change Goal” for
plants owned by PHI operate within 2003 to continue to use
biodiesel fuel in 100% of its
diesel-powered vehicles. Biodiesel is the name of a
clean-burning alternative fuel, produced from
domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel (specifically
the blend B20—a blend of 20% by volume biodiesel
with 80% by volume petroleum diesel) used by Fleet
Services, consists of soy bean oil and low-sulfur
diesel. The soy-diesel fuel produces less greenhouse
gas, is a renewable resource and helps PHI meet
federal requirements for the use of clean-burning,
alternative-fueled vehicles. Using this blend has
served to reduce air emissions. Compared to regular
diesel, biodesel contributes 20% less smog; 20% less
sulfates; 8% less particulate matter; 14% less total
unburned hydrocarbons and 9% less carbon
monoxide to the environment.
Above: Suitland Federal Center Solar Array Plant
Above right: Wind power
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 9
The following activities demonstrate
ways Conectiv is working to reduce
emissions of carbon dioxide:
• Each year the Forestry Department
provides up to 10,000 trees for
customers and service organiza-
tions in an effort to establish low-
growing trees in the service area.
• Approximately 644,905 seedlings
have been planted worldwide in
several Sequestration Projects over
the past nine years.
• The Urban Airshed Reforestation
Project has planted 757 trees
locally since 2002.
• In 2000, a total of 1,500 trees were
planted in New Jersey as part of a
Wetlands Reclamation Project.
As a result, an estimated 11 tons
of carbon and 45 tons of CO2 have
been sequestered to date.
• The Conectiv vehicle fleet consists
of 192 fleet vehicles using bio-
diesel to further reduce emissions.
These vehicles used 35,201 gallons
of soy fuel in 2003. Combined with
the 28 compressed natural gas
vehicles, the fleet has saved
approximately 189,007 gallons of
gasoline and an estimated 439
tons of CO2 emissions since 1995.
• Employee telecommuting,
vanpooling and use of public
• A shift from coal-based generation
to gas-fired mid-merit plants.
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Conectiv Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions Conectiv Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions Total PHI Recycled Commodities, 2003
3 Transformers: 1,565.4 tons (34%)
Lead & Insulated Copper: 839.4 tons (18%)
Scrap Iron & Steel: 673 tons (15%)
5 Bare Copper: 588.5 tons (13%)
Office Items (paper, batteries, lamps):
1 559.3 tons (12%)
Aluminum: 280.3 tons (6%)
0 Meters: 56.5 tons (1%)
’95 ’96 ‘97 ’98 ‘99 ’00 ‘01 ’02 ’03 0 Fleet (tires, batteries, filters): 26.2 tons (1%)
Year ’95 ’96 ‘97 ’98 ‘99 ’00 ‘01 ’02 ’03
Conectiv has reduced the amount of Conectiv has achieved SO2 reduc-
NOx emissions in tons by 64% tions through the installation of a
since 1995. The reductions reflect scrubber at the B.L. England Gener-
improved control technologies as ating Station and a shift to cleaner
well as changes in generation mix. fuels. Emissions are expected to
Emissions are expected to continue continue to decrease as new mid-
to decrease as new mid-merit plants merit plants are brought on line
are brought on line and controls are over the next five years. Since
installed on older plants over the 1995, Conectiv has reduced the
next five years. amount of SO2 emissions in tons
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In recognition of the rich avian resources in the region,
during 2003 Pepco and Conectiv Power Delivery adopted
raptor and migratory bird protection standards and objectives.
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E N V I R O N M E N TA L C O M P L I A N C E
O ur policy is to conduct all operations in
compliance with applicable environ-
mental laws and regulations. During
2003, improved performance was achieved through
self-inspections and third-party inspections required
results from the conventional inspection approach
was eliminated. Conectiv Energy received an award
for this innovative pollution-reducing approach
from the Southeastern Electric Exchange.
In recognition of the rich avian resources of the
by the PHI Environmental Management System. Site region, Pepco and Conectiv Power Delivery adopted,
and business compliance officers were held account- during 2003, raptor and migratory bird protection
able for ensuring that appropriate technology and standards and objectives.
procedural controls were in place and that personnel PHI businesses are active in assisting the region
were adequately trained. in achieving compliance with ambient air quality
Emissions of SO2 and NOx continued to decrease standards. Much of the Mid-Atlantic region falls
in 2003 with the commercial operation of the Beth- short of standards for ambient air concentrations of
lehem Generating Station and the use of cleaner coal ground level ozone. To enable our communities to
at the B.L. England Generating Station. The Bethle- make a difference, Pepco Energy Services offers
hem Station employs state-of-the-art natural gas- retail customers a choice of energy supplied from
fired generation combined with selective catalytic renewable energy resources and natural gas-fueled
reduction to achieve zero emissions of SO2, near- sources. Conectiv Energy offers wholesale cus-
zero emissions of NOx and significantly reduced tomers energy produced by state-of-the-art efficient
emissions of CO2 when compared to conventional and clean natural gas-fueled generating facilities.
generating facilities. The B.L. England Station has Pepco and Conectiv Power Delivery diesel-powered
achieved a 35% reduction in SO2 emissions through fleet vehicles use biodiesel fuel (a renewable
the blending of Powder River Basin coal with East- resource) to reduce emissions of ozone precursors
ern Bituminous coal. Transportation of the Powder and CO2. In 2003, Pepco received two honorable-
River Basin coal involves one of the longest rail mention awards from the U.S. Environmental Pro-
hauls of coal in the industry. tection Agency’s Waste Wise Program for refurbish-
State and federal regulations require periodic ing used transformers and using biodiesel fuels to
internal inspections of oil storage tanks. During reduce CO2 emissions. Conectiv Energy, during
2003, the Conectiv Energy B.L. England Station 2003, participated in the start-up of the Power Tree
implemented an innovative inspection approach to Company, an industry consortium created to
inspect its six-million-gallon-above-ground storage increase forestation for the purpose of CO2 seques-
tank. Instead of draining the tank, remote control tration.
robotic technology was used to inspect the integrity
of the tank while meeting inspection requirements
and keeping the tank in service. In addition to reduc-
ing inspection time and cost, the oily waste that
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E N V I R O N M E N TA L R E S T O R AT I O N
I n the generation, transmission and distribution
of electricity, PHI’s operations necessarily affect
the environment. Our challenge is to minimize
these effects and to implement cost-effective
approaches to remediate adverse effects.
been completed at six locations and approved by
state agencies. Cleanup programs are in progress at
12 additional locations.
Despite programs to monitor and improve our
operations, unintended environmental impacts
PHI engages in a routine self-examination pro- sometimes occur. Response procedures are designed
gram to assess, among other things, our potential to minimize these impacts and restoration programs
impact on air, water and land resources. These are promptly initiated to restore any lost environ-
assessments have led to the use of cleaner-burning mental services provided by the damaged resource.
fuel and reduced use of water for cooling purposes. Two accidental oil spills at generating stations
For example, Conectiv Energy’s Hay Road and previously owned by PHI companies receive ongo-
Bethlehem generating stations use state-of-the-art, ing attention with respect to environmental impacts.
combined-cycle technology to burn natural gas and While cleanup of a spill into Swanson Creek and the
oil efficiently and cleanly. They protect nearby water Patuxent River was completed in 2002, Pepco con-
bodies through the use of closed-cycle cooling tinues to monitor water quality in the creek and
equipment. Waste heat is used to generate 50% river to ensure that no oil has been missed by the
more electricity than conventional generating sta- cleanup. Natural Resource Damage restoration has
tions without the use of additional fuel. been largely completed. Cleanup by Conectiv of oil
Conectiv Power Delivery has released into groundwater at
an ongoing program to volun- the Indian River Generating
tarily evaluate and restore previ- Station from an above ground
ously used properties for re-use. storage tank is continuing with
Many of these properties are about 73% of the oil recovered.
retired substations that were The company is working with
taken out of use, but are still the regulatory agencies to pick a
viable pieces of real estate. By project in the Indian River
voluntarily using state cleanup watershed that will compensate
programs, Conectiv is able to for the release and also will
return sites that may have envi- restore the impacted riverbank.
ronmental impacts back to An oil spill of about 300 gal-
usable real estate. Cleanup has lons, due to equipment failure,
occurred at Conectiv’s B.L.
England Generating Station in
December 2003. Quick re-
sponse limited the impact on the
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We support analysis of applicable
emerging environmental issues in
our industry and the development
of cost-effective solutions for
associated with our business.
Egg Harbor Bay to approximately 20 gallons. The chapters in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and
cleanup was conducted and the area was restored by the District of Columbia to preserve plants, animals
regrading and planting the impacted area with native and natural communities by protecting their habi-
plants. Monitoring will continue for several years to tats. Not only are existing critical habitats being
ensure the success of the project. protected, but degraded habitat is being restored
The company continues to work in the commu- through such activities as reforestation with native
nities where we operate to improve the health of the trees and shrubs, and riparian buffer plantings.
respective natural resources. Pepco and Pepco Ener- Pepco continues to work with the Anacostia Water-
gy Services are expanding the use of storm water shed Toxics Alliance, a public-private partnership of
retention technologies, initiated in 2002, at the Ben- more than 15 organizations working to restore the
ning Service Center to improve the quality of storm Anacostia River. Conectiv continues to work with
water run-off entering the Anacostia River. Conectiv the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to restore
and Pepco work with the Nature Conservancy riparian buffers using native plants.
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We support environmental
improvement of our
natural resources in the
communities in which
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N AT U R A L R E S O U R C E M A N A G E M E N T 2 0 0 3
N atural resource management is critical
if we are to maintain the health of our
environment, conserve our land and at
the same time provide reliable electric service to our
customers. By building trust, local ownership and
shifting prevailing thinking from blame to responsi-
bility, PHI can ensure its contribution to a sustain-
MANAGEMENT OF RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Sensitive to public opinion, PHI gives special care
and attention to routine company operations. That
is why day-to-day activities involving maintenance
of lines and equipment is valued as a critical element
toward building stewardship.
An important area of maintenance is Right of
Way (ROW) vegetation management, which ensures
easy access to lines and prevents tree growth into
our facilities that can affect system reliability. In
years past, mechanical clearing of vegetation was
the norm, but this practice removes problem and
beneficial vegetation alike. Today, PHI incorporates
integrated vegetation management techniques that
combine mechanical, chemical, cultural and biolog-
ical control methods to meet safety and reliability
needs while improving habitat. These habitat
changes benefit a multitude of wildlife, from bees
and butterflies to songbirds, salamanders, turkeys
and eagles. We have even brought back some endan-
gered plants by controlling invasive weeds in our
wetlands, and have formed partnerships with state
and federal conservation agencies in protecting our
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BUTTERFLY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
The butterfly population is an integral part of the
ecosystem in that they are the great pollinators of
flowers and provide food and wildlife, and add to
the beauty of nature’s surroundings.
In western Montgomery County, Md., Pepco
enhanced approximately six acres on the Dickerson
to Potomac River 230kv transmission line right-of-
way to provide for butterfly habitat. The area was
timbered, mowed and herbicide treated in the spring
of 1999. Many native butterfly nectar and larva
With our four-state territory and the District of host plants were selectively introduced along with
Columbia, PHI serves more than 1.8 million electric the naturally occurring herbaceous vegetation. The
customers, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of herbaceous growth, even through past severe
vegetation control on the system. droughts, is impressive.
The Tree Line USA Program, The Butterfly Enhancement Project is
sponsored by the National Arbor a joint partnership with the Washington
Day Foundation in cooperation Area Butterfly Club, The International
with the National Association of Butterfly Breeders Association, Mary-
State Foresters, recognizes utili- land-National Capital Park and Planning
ties that meet three requirements: Commission and Pepco.
• A program of quality tree care
• Annual worker training in quality tree care
• Tree planting and public education program.
Both Conectiv and Pepco have consistently
been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foun-
dation and awarded the “Tree Line USA” award.
PHI foresters are often called upon to speak to
other utilities with advice on developing similar
positive tree programs.
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BOGS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES area, what is left is on Pepco property is valued as a
precious natural resource.
Bogs are open, acidic, nutrient-poor wetlands with
There are several bogs on Maryland’s Eastern
sphagnum moss, health shrubs, wildflowers and
Shore where Conectiv has partnered with State
often insect-eating plants. Bogs form when a mat of
Heritage and The Nature Conservancy to protect
vegetation, especially sphagnum moss and sedges,
and enhance habitat for rare pitcher plants, sun-
develops on the edge of a pond, lake, wetlands or
dews and orchids. Selective use of herbicides has
slow-moving stream, and eventually grows over the
allowed these plants to grow while weed trees and
surface of the water. As time passes, the dead, decay-
invasive phragmites are controlled.
ing plants form a dense fibrous layer known as
Similar partnerships in New Jersey have provid-
“peat.” Living moss sedges and shrubs take root in
ed improved habitat for the endangered bog turtle
the developing peat, holding it together and becom-
and the swamp pink orchid. Conectiv consulted
ing part of it when they die.
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on habitat
In 1918, naturalist W. L. McAtee listed 34 “Mag-
needs for these species. Even though the turtles need
nolia Bogs” in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel
an open meadow while the swamp pink requires a
counties in Maryland. Today, only a few remain.
shaded wetland, Conectiv foresters were able to
One is located on PHI’s Burtonsville to Takoma
adjust management practices to suit the needs of
230kv right-of-way, in Prince George’s County.
Pepco, along with the Maryland Department of
PHI continues to meet with officials in each state
Natural Resources, helps in protecting, preserving
and the District of Columbia to find ways of
and enhancing the bog.
improving service to all our customers, while pro-
Even though the size of
tecting the environment we all cherish.
this major bog has
been greatly reduced by
development over the
years in the Calverton
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E D U C AT I O N A N D C O M M U N I T Y O U T R E A C H
O ur partnerships and alliances formed
over the years have brought a well-
established understanding of the strate-
gic value they contribute to help maintain corporate
profitability and achieve improvements in environ-
“HUNTERS OF THE SKY” CONECTIV
As a raptor adept at capturing
flying prey, the cooper hawk
is a beneficial visitor at B.L.
England Power Plant as a
Reaching out and educating our external stake-
natural pigeon population
holders have produced many benefits, such as stim-
controller. This is one of the
ulating prevention-based behaviors and instilling
reasons birds of prey are
the ethic and practice of stewardship.
welcomed sights at our facili-
PHI uses a variety of forums to hear community
ties. Our industrial sites can
concerns, including public meetings, advisory
be a home or at least a fertile hunting ground for
boards, outreach events, monthly billing inserts,
these birds of prey—keeping the pest population
notices, newsletters, employee involvement and
down using the natural order of the food chain.
We’ve watched them, welcomed them and
Individual efforts to practice stewardship can be
even rescued them. So when the opportunity
significantly enhanced through joint endeavors and
presented itself to us to support an exhibit at the
Delaware Museum of Natural History focusing
Here are a few examples of PHI efforts:
on educating children and adults alike about
raptors, we seized it.
This connection to raptors made supporting
“Hunters of the Sky” an appropriate choice for
business. This sponsorship opportunity helped
link our business with the environmental commu-
nity and could also be used as an educational tool.
“Hunters of the Sky” is designed as an interactive
exhibit that will travel to museums, schools and
public places to reach out and educate about the
benefits of raptors.
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 21
AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
America Recycles Day is a national all-volunteer,
non-profit organization that sponsors this annual
event with the goal of educating and encouraging
Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. It
is a national celebration set annually on Nov. 15.
Employees across PHI recognize and participate
in America Recycles Day. In 2003, employees
recycled their unwanted electronic equipment by
dropping them off at designated PHI locations.
Items such as computers, monitors, printers, fax
machines, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, cellular phones and
rechargeable batteries came pouring in.
PHI is active in promoting and participating in electronics recycling.
SPECIES ON THE EDGE
To help achieve the goal of broadening the public
awareness in New Jersey about their endangered
and threatened species and the struggle animals
face to survive in the most densely populated state
in the nation, Conectiv was one of the major
sponsors of the “Species on the Edge Art & Essay
The contest is open to all New Jersey 5th grade
Jaclyn Symington—Erial, N.J.
students, and is designed to encourage children to
Erial Elementary School learn about local environmental issues; express
their concerns for the world around them; think
creatively about ways to improve it; and to consid-
er how their actions impact the natural world.
In 2003, over 1,700 entries from 5th graders
throughout New Jersey’s 21 counties sent in
The Frosted Elfin Butterfly
Nicolette Ostland—Mt. Laurel, N.J.
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During 2003, PHI continued its support of local environmental organi-
zations not only through financial contributions, but also by encouraging
employees to commit their time to groups of personal interest.
Territory Wide District of Columbia
Earth Day Anacostia Watershed Society
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary EnvironMentors Project
Delaware Accokeek Foundation CPD President Joe Rigby (right)
presents the University of
Nature Conservancy Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Delaware’s Dr. John Byrne, director
DE Nature Society Chesapeake Bay Trust of the Center for Energy and
DE Greenways Council Friends-Patuxent Wildlife Research Environmental Policy, with a
Envirothon Center, Inc. $200,000 check to support a new
Urban Environmental Center MD Department of Natural Resources program promoting renewable
TriState Bird Rescue energy use in Delaware.
Wildlife Habitat Council
New Jersey Wildlife Rescue League, Inc.
Nature Conservancy (MD Wildlife Rehabilitators
Stockton Alliance Association)
Conserve Wildlife Foundation/ Maryland Coastal Bays
PPA Pinelands Preservation Lower Susquehanna Greenway
Center for Energy & Environmental Eastern Shore Land
TriState Bird Rescue
International Migratory Bird
Between the Waters Bike Tour
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
The Potomac Conservancy
Building Environmental Stewardship 2003 • 23
PHI SERVICE AREA
Montgomery Queen Kent
Washington, D.C. Prince
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