Live blue ambassadors

By Benjamin Campbell

As part of National Grid’s partnership with the New England Aquarium, we sponsored a group of girls from Girls Inc. of Lynn to participate in an environmental education opportunity.

blueThe event took place at Belle Isle Salt Marsh in Revere, where Grid employees teamed up with the girls to remove invasive Phragmites and shrubs in order to maintain grassland as a breeding and hunting ground for birds. Phragmites are highly competitive plants that displace native species, reduce biodiversity and choke waterways.

So far in 2016, 159 young people have volunteered in 55 service events as part of the New England Aquarium’s live blue Ambassadors service learning program.

“We learned about the plants that are endangering others and cut them. It was fun to know we’re helping to keep the environment safer.” – Girls Inc. participant blue2

National Grid is the Northeast Regional Sponsor of Girls Inc.’s summer STEM program serving three affiliates in MA: Lynn, Lowell and Worcester and two in New York:  Long Island and the Capital Region.

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