Manheim And American Rivers Clean Up The Conestoga River

Clean-Up Effort Supports Long-Term Commitment to Conservation

June 9th, 2012

Lynsey Knowles, National River Cleanup Manager®, American Rivers,
202-243-7031

Lois Rossi, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, Manheim,
678-645-2028

ATLANTA – As part of its local community efforts and commitment to conservation, Manheim Pennsylvania teamed up with American Rivers on Saturday, June 9 to clean the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park.

More than 100 Manheim employees and their family members cleaned up debris from the river and surrounding park area from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. American Rivers volunteers joined in the clean-up efforts.

“We are delighted to partner with Manheim Pennsylvania to protect and restore the Conestoga River for the benefit of the community,” said Lynsey Knowles, National River Cleanup® Campaign Manager, American Rivers. “Keeping our rivers healthy and clean contributes to safety, the availability of clean water and preserves our beautiful national heritage for future generations.”

Volunteers picked up trash and disposed of garbage along a one-mile stretch of the Conestoga River and Lancaster County Central Park area.

“Our team was very excited about being involved in such a worthwhile effort that supports conservation and our local communities,” said Tim Van Dam, VP and General Manager of Manheim Pennsylvania.  “Manheim Pennsylvania employees and their families are committed to lending a hand in restoring and improving our parks and rivers for all who visit and enjoy the surrounding area.”

Manheim is part of Cox Enterprises and participates in Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program. Through Cox’s partnership with American Rivers, company employees have collected more than 4.5 tons of trash during river cleanups.

To further support their commitment to conservation, Manheim Pennsylvania will retrofit all pole mounted outdoor lighting fixtures with more energy efficient lamps as well as a new control system to allow the scheduling and dimming of individual fixtures to maximize energy savings. With their Water Conservation Center, Manheim Pennsylvania treats 42,000 gallons of wastewater and produces 25,000 gallons of high-quality reusable water per day. Annually, the system extracts 68 tons of contaminants from wastewater, the weight equivalent of 12 male elephants, enabling Manheim to return treated water to the municipal water treatment system in a pretreated condition.

About Cox Conserves

Launched in 2007, Cox Conserves seeks to reduce Cox Enterprises’ energy consumption by embracing renewable forms of energy, conserving natural resources and inspiring eco-friendly behavior. The program engages each of the company’s major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Manheim, AutoTrader.com and Cox Media Group) and encourages Cox Enterprises’ 50,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.

About Manheim

Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 113 worldwide wholesale operating locations and digital services, Manheim influences every stage of a used vehicle’s life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the full value of their vehicles. Drawing from its auction transaction volume, Manheim Consulting publishes the annual Used Car Market Report, the definitive source of data for the used car industry. Manheim Consulting offers a wide range of services including custom analytics, business optimization and macro economic analysis.

Manheim is the online vehicle remarketing leader, connecting buyers and sellers to the world’s largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace through its extensive in-lane and digital offerings. Manheim.com receives nearly 900,000 visits each week.

Additionally, Manheim offers services including reconditioning, certification, inspections, dealer financing, title management and marshaling, among others. Through its wide array of services and technologies, industry publications, customer support and educational offerings, Manheim gives its customers maximum control over how they buy and sell vehicles, helping them to conduct business in the most efficient way possible. In 2011, Manheim handled nearly 8 million used vehicles, facilitating transactions worth more than $50 billion in value.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.


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About American Rivers

About American Rivers

American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.

Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Find your connections at AmericanRivers.org, Facebook.com/AmericanRivers, and Twitter.com/AmericanRivers.