Platte River believes that organizations should be involved in and contribute to their communities. Platte River values this responsibility, and focuses its community-based efforts in three primary areas:
- Environmental stewardship
- Economic vitality
- Helping persons in need
Employees are encouraged to engage in various volunteer efforts and community outreach programs. Many employees perform independent work towards the betterment of our communities. Platte River also hosts various company-wide events to encourage engagement and involvement to help our local organizations and children. Some of these activities include Arbor Day festivities, Bike-to-Work Day, science fair judging, food and book drives, annual United Way campaigns, educational booths at utility fairs, bike trail clean-ups and classroom edification. Platte River employees and family members also come together during National Volunteer Week in April and on National Make a Difference Day in October to complete projects benefiting local non-profit organizations.
Platte River participates in events promoting activities that benefit the environment and preserve natural resources.
Trees provide shade, improve the quality of our air and provide homes for wildlife. Each year on Arbor Day, Platte River provides funds to its owner communities for trees planted in parks, schools and other public places.
Platte River encourages use of alternative forms of transportation. On Bike-to-Work Day each June, the utility sponsors a breakfast station at its headquarters in Fort Collins.
Employees collect trash and debris as part of Adopt-a-Trail activities along The Power Trail, a segment of Fort Collins’ network of multi-modal recreation trails.
RMEL Foundation / Platte River Power Authority Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship
Platte River Power Authority is pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, the Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship will be offered through the RMEL Foundation. The $3,000 scholarship aims to support a qualified student pursuing a career in the electric utility industry. Applications can be found at rmelfoundation.org/scholarships and the deadline for submittal is Feb. 27, 2020.