May Corporate Service Projects
The Georgia Conservancy’s Stewardship Trips Program not only leads hundreds of people into Georgia’s great outdoors every year, but it also organizes service opportunities for corporations and organizations across the state.
In March, we organized the inaugural service project for Dragon Con Superheroes, a program that gives Dragon Con fans an opportunity to support the Atlanta community throughout the year. More than 75 Superheroes turned out for the service project at Sweetwater Creek State Park for 225 combined service hours, installing trail map kiosks, clearing 15 miles of trails and riverside, and cleaning the visitors center.
May was quite a busy month for corporate stewardship, as the Conservancy hosted three different service projects in metro Atlanta for the local offices of Federal Home Loan Bank, UPS and Alcoa.
We returned to Sweetwater Creek State Park on May 9 with our friends at Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, along with staff and volunteers Georgia State Parks and Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park, to clear and maintain the service road that allows park officials to reach visitors in need of assistance. Areas that were overgrown were trimmed back, fallen trees were removed and holes were patched, providing easy access for emergency response vehicles. Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta is a corporate sponsor of the Georgia Conservancy’s programmatic work and provides the Conservancy with valuable print services, which includes Panorama Magazine.
On May 10, ten UPS employees, led by Georgia Conservancy board member Charlie Covert, collected more than 200 tires illegally dumped in Chattahoochee Park (off of Bolton Road, directly adjacent to a YMCA Head Start Center). The tires were generously picked up and recycled by Liberty Tire. The Georgia Conservancy thanks UPS for their commitment to sustainable communities through their support of our Good Urbanism 101 program and for their direct service work performed in communities across Georgia! And hats off to John Ahern from Park Pride for helping with tire reconnaissance! (Check out the photos!)
On May 22, volunteers from Alcoa’s Atlanta office teamed up with the Georgia Conservancy at the Island Ford section of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The volunteers provided the National Park Service staff with much needed support in removing old fencing along the river and trails - restoring the area to a more natural setting and establishing a safer environment for hikers. Alcoa provides generous financial support to the Georgia Conservancy’s Sustainable Growth Program.
Upcoming Georgia Conservancy Service Projects include:
- All call service project on June 7th for National Trails Day - Sweetwater Creek State Park with Rubicon Global (Click here to learn more)
- Aon - June 12 at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Westminster Schools - June 13 on the Beltline
- KIA Motors Manufacturing – June 28 at West Point Lake near LaGrange
If you are interested in learning more about our corporate service opportunities, please contact Bryan Schroeder, Georgia Conservancy Senior Director for Stewardship and Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.