Dominion celebrated the sixth year of its successful employee volunteer campaign, "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment," by launching its biggest effort ever in 2005 to improve parks, rivers, hiking trails and historic sites with 16 projects in 11 states.
In the six years that Dominion has been doing environmental projects, the company has provided more than $200,000 for projects at 83 locations in 13 states. Dominion employees have provided nearly 200,000 volunteer hours to complete the projects.
The 2005 projects are listed below:
Downtown Niantic: Volunteers from Millstone Power Station raked, mulched and replaced fencing at Harkness Park in Waterford.
Trustees of Reservations, Fall River: Volunteers from Brayton Point Power Station cleaned up a historical lane near the Fall River.
Roanoke Rapids Canal Museum & Trail: Volunteers from Roanoke Rapids made trails more accessible by installing screen, crush and run. They also installed split rail fencing and built barriers.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes: Volunteers built garden boxes, painted drain pipes, installed gutters, removed evasive plants and cleared trails.
Great Trails Council at Camp Manatoc: Volunteers painted a dormitory and conference center, installed new ceiling tile in the conference center and worked on landscaping.
Downtown Oklahoma City Riverfront: Volunteers worked with the City of Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation to address abatement of erosion in the vicinity of the Oklahoma River.
Rocky Mount Elk Foundation in Elk County: Volunteers refurbished an environmental education classroom, built a new roof on a small springhouse, painted and stained the foundation and stairways, and removed old fencing and posts.
Indiana County Parks and Trails: Volunteers erected 700 feet of wooden fencing along portions of the Indiana County Parks and Trails' Ghost Town Trail. In addition, volunteers placed six benches along the trail to provide a rest stop for bikers and hikers.
Rhode Island Audubon Society: Volunteers from the Manchester Street Power Station picked up trash and cleaned a shoreline.
Sims Bayou Nature Center in Houston: Relocated New Orleans employees joined Houston-based employees to repair and construct wooden decks, install fences and improve landscaping at the historic nature center in Houston.
North Bend State Park in Richie County: Volunteers developed a scenic footpath around the newly constructed lake at North Bend State Park in Ritchie County. The multipurpose trail accommodates hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dominion employees worked on sign placement, trail creation or trail maintenance.
Kewaunee County Ahnapee State Trail: Volunteers from Kewaunee Power Station cleared and hauled brush from a 3.5-mile stretch of trail to prepare it for the 2006 snowmobile season.
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation in Halifax County: Volunteers from Clover Power Station raked, fertilized, seeded and spread lime and straw on two acres that surround a new lake.
Mossy Creek Trout Stream in Mt. Solon: Partnering with Trout Unlimited, the Department of Game and Island Fisheries and a local Boy Scout troop, Dominion volunteers built stairs and stiles to provide access for fishermen at Mossy Creek Trout Stream.
Washington & Old Dominion Trail, Fairfax: Dominion volunteers from Northern Virginia offices built three informational kiosks, planted 100 trees and removed invasive vines.
City of Hopewell: Volunteers spread gravel on trails and created river overlook areas with benches.