Protecting wetlands, constructing a greenhouse for an elementary school and improving access to nature sites are among the projects that more than 500 Dominion volunteers in 14 states tackled in 2006 as part of the company’s annual "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment" campaign. In all, Dominion employees completed 19 environmental projects. (> news release )
The projects included repairing berms in a wetland in Clover, Va.; construction of a greenhouse at an elementary school in Spotsylvania County, Va.; the creation of walking paths at Towpath Trails Park in Northfield, Ohio; and replacing a roof at historic Fort New Salem in Salem, W.Va. Learn about other projects below.
View a video of projects at Woodbridge, Va. Volunteers assembled an information kiosk, erected an osprey nesting site, constructed a pavilion, built a split-rail fence and built an observation deck at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. (Large file -- allow time for download.)
View a video of a project at the Roanoke Rapids Canal Museum and Trail in North Carolina. A handicap accessible walkway and platform were constructed to provide views of an aqueduct originally built in the early 1800's. (Large file -- allow time for download.)
View a video of projects completed at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., and see additional footage of the project at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Woodbridge, Va. (Large file)
View a video of a project at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk, Va. Volunteers built an observation deck and walkway for visitors.