2015 Partners for Parks Spring Season Highlights!

Eighteen Pearson employees participated a Partners For Parks project at New Jersey Audubon’s Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes.  They spent the day pruning back brush and wisteria and raking and clearing a ½ mile trail covered in leaves and overgrown with weeds.  They also spread 5 yards of gravel over the newly cleared trail.

 

Investors Bank employees participated in a Partners for Parks project at our Headquarters, WildAcres, in Montville.  Volunteers from a variety of branches, including Denville, Morris Plains, Morristown, and Livingston worked hard spreading mulch, raking leaves and trimming bushes and trees in our native garden.  Investors Bank is a 2015 corporate sponsor for the Partners for Parks program and has now participated in a total of 14 Partners for Parks projects!

Selective Insurance employees volunteered at Avian Wildlife Center, in Wantage.  In one afternoon they planted flowers and spruced up the center, dismantled an old enclosure, and prepared for a new enclosure by painting and prepping new walls and creating a foundation with 3 cubic yards of gravel.

BASF employees volunteered at Cross Estate Gardens, in Bernardsville, spreading woodchips and cleaning the property as well as potting & labeling plants to help them prepare for their annual native plant sale!

25 employees from Prudential volunteered at the Environmental Center at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge. They cleared invasive plants and planted over 250 native seedling trees and shrubs!

Volunteers from Mars Global Services came out on a cold, rainy Earth Day to our Community Garden at South Branch Preserve to pull weeds, spread wood chips, hook up garden hoses, and get the community garden ready for spring season.

GlaxoSmithKline employees placed over 575 trail markers along 4 trails and cleared and marked a new trail that can be enjoyed by families with small children at Mountain Way Park at the first Partners for Parks project of the season!

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For more information on the benefits of the program and how you can get involved, contact Barbara McCloskey at bmccloskey@tlc-nj.org or 973-541-1010 x14.

Partners for Parks is an award-winning corporate volunteer program that addresses the growing need for open space stewardship in our communities by providing corporations and civic groups with an opportunity to learn and apply stewardship principles. These projects not only work to enhance the condition of open space but also act as positive team building experiences that promote communication and teamwork among corporate and civic volunteers.