Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment

Dominion VolunteersDominion volunteers rebuild a boardwalk.Replacing osprey platforms, restoring a greenhouse, beautifying state parks and harvesting vegetables are some of the work Dominion volunteers will perform during the company’s annual Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment fall campaign.

The campaign, in its 14th year, is funded by the Dominion Foundation. Volunteers will complete 12 projects in seven states and will involve more than 300 company employees. The company allows employees to complete a volunteer project on a normal workday and the foundation provides $30,000 for materials and supplies to complete the work.

Since the program started in 2000, more than 7,000 employees have volunteered and 187 projects have been completed.

The video below shows highlights of the work completed at the Dominion Trail Mix cleanup in Manassas, Va.

For updates and photos on this year's projects, check our Facebook page.

2013 Projects


  • Planting 1,500 daffodil bulbs, replacing osprey platforms and building 20 picnic tables at Harkness State Park – Waterford, Conn.


  • Restoring a greenhouse and harvesting vegetables for Farming 4 Hunger – Calvert County, Md.


  • Painting bridges, installing fencing and park benches, and preparing a garden bed at Cleveland Metro Parks - Brookside – Cleveland, Oh.
  • Refurbishing a house for a veteran’s residence – Youngstown, Oh.


  • Beautifying the grounds at the Pittsburgh Zoo – Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • Improving existing structures and gardens at the Plano Environmental Center – Plano, Texas.


  • Framing areas at South Lawson Public Park – Poquoson, Va.
  • Clearing trails at Pocohontas State Park – Chesterfield, Va.
  • Building an outdoor classroom at Shalom Farms – Goochland, Va.
  • Participating in the Dominion Trail Mix cleanup – Manassas, Va.
  • Assembling wooden benches and maintaining the water front area and shed at Lake Anna State Park – Spotsylvania, Va.

West Virginia

  • Clearing brush and installing a fence at two cemeteries at Marshall County Historical Society – Protector, W.Va.
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