Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Viagra Giant Giving 12 Acres (Not Inches) to Lehigh County

Although a Kalamazoo study links Pfizer to the pollution of our watershed, the drug giant insists it's on a "green journey," and is all about protecting our environment. To prove it, the blue pill maker has decided to donate 12 acres along the scenic Lehigh River in to Lehigh County for use as a public recreation area.

Because it's on what was once a pigment manufacturing plant in Slatington, all kinds of regulatory approvals are needed. But Pfizer claims the land has been returned to its natural state following demolition and environmental cleanup.

All the trees at this site sure are standing tall. Next door is another tract donated by Pfizer for Lehigh County's newly christened Lehigh River boat ramp. The fish there are all blue, but there sure are a lot of them, and they're all very stiff.

"The residents of Lehigh County are very grateful to Pfizer for this generous donation of land and for its help in cleaning up the environmental issues at this site to be preserved as a recreation area," said Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham. "We appreciate Pfizer's actions as a good corporate citizen of the Lehigh Valley."

“Our goal from the beginning was to make this property available for a use that benefits the community,” said Michael Wolf, Government Relations Director for Pfizer in Pennsylvania. “We’re pleased that Lehigh County will use the land to expand the community’s excellent recreational assets.”

The company that gave us Viagra just keeps on giving. Some thank it for 12 inches. Lehigh County can thank it for 12 acres.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As my momma use to say- "You don't get something for nothing". I'm sure down the road it will cost something to Lehigh County or to customers of Pfizer products.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, you hav eoutdone yourself this time, with the photo of the cactuses accompanying this article.

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