Corporate Team Building Through Anacostia Restoration
As our Earth Conservation Corps work continues, we’ve been thrilled by our corporate partners’ willingness to jump in and do their part, resulting in mutually beneficial relationships that we hope will endure for years to come.
The Earth Conservation Corps led the staff of Forest City Enterprises on a “community day” to install wetland plants at bald eagle flats, our wetland classroom on the banks of Diamond Teague Park.
On September 15, 2006, the staff of BB&T bank and Earth Conservation Corps planted 900 wetland plants and 20 Bald Cypress trees in the river’s riparian buffer zone and removed eight bags of trash, six tires, and other debris from the river.
Executives from the Timberland Company also joined us on the river for a day of service and proved the meaning of our motto that “conservation begins with the boots on your feet.”
Thanks to a grant from the Summit Foundation, the Anacostia RIVERKEEPER spearheaded the 2006 Capital River Relief, an intensive month of river clean ups throughout the month of April. Co-hosted by Earth Conservation Corps and Living Lands & Waters, a national river restoration organization, the three-week project galvanized more than 400 volunteers in environmental service to remove trash and debris. On Earth Day alone (April 22), Earth Conservation Corps mobilized 243 volunteers who removed seven-and-a-half tons of trash.