For the 11th consecutive year, volunteers throughout Dominion's footprint put their energy to work to support parks and environmental education centers. This year, employees completed 15 projects in 10 states.
This year's "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment" program included:
Landscaping grounds of the old New Kent County Middle School;
Planting trees and building a fence at the Middleburg Community Center;
Building a bridge to provide handicap access to the Great Bridge Waterway Museum in Chesapeake;
Refurbishing and landscaping the old New Kent County Middle School;
Building an outdoor classroom at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School in Petersburg; and
Installing greenhouse equipment for math and science classes at Livingston Elementary School in Spotsylvania.
Refurbishing and landscaping the farm at Waterford Country School in Waterford, Conn.
Resurfacing and repainting the basketball court, landscaping and painting the exterior of the East John Youth Center in Lusby, Md.
Mowing, cutting down brush and removing stumps to open a new trail for visitors to the Watuppa Reservation, Fall River, Mass.
Building oyster shells beds along the Alligator River for the Nature Conservancy in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Building an amphitheatre and retaining wall, planting flowers and painting a kiosk at the Howe House, offices of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition in Akron; and
Cleaning out the George Stanford House and the barn, along with landscaping chores, in Cuyahoga Valley parks.
Recreating the Backyard Habitat Garden, building a split rail fence and creating a pathway at the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, in conjunction with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, in Fox Chapel.
Working with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council to finish a mural along a bike path in Providence, R.I.
Clearing weeds and brush, cleaning out ditches and painting an information kiosk at Mountwood Park in Waverly.
Extending an existing boardwalk to lead into a swampy area of woods, trimming trees and building a trail in the Manitowoc School forest.
The Dominion Foundation donates $2,500 to each project to cover the cost of needed supplies and equipment.