“Love Your City” for Earth Day

By Karen Young

Employees beautify Springfield Park in Queens

NYS Senator Leroy Comrie thanked the volunteers for caring for his community.

About 40 National Grid Power to Serve employee volunteers partnered with Citizens Committee for New York City and Volunteers for Springfield Park for a “Love Your City” Earth Day event on April 21.  The volunteers collected litter, raked leaves and cleaned up spiky gum tree balls in Springfield Park, a 23-acre community space in Queens.  They also weeded, trimmed back brush, cared for tree pits by removing stakes and loosened the soil to encourage growth.  In total the volunteers filled 113 gallon garbage bags with trash, weeds and more.

New York City Councilmember Donovan Richards and New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, who represent the Springfield area, thanked the volunteers for giving their time to help out the community.

In other Earth Day News, the company once again sponsored the 10th Annual National Grid Earth Day celebration with the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.  Participants enjoyed Do It Yourself earth friendly musical instruments, watched puppets made of recycled materials and more.  


Photo Captions:

top:  NYC Councilmember Donovan Richards (next to Ken Daly), Fay Hill Program Director for Volunteers for Springfield Park (holding the sign) and Peter H. Kostmayer, CEO, Citizens Committee for New York City, with National Grid volunteers.

bottom left:  Volunteers cared for tree pits by removing stakes and loosened the soil to encourage growth.

bottom right:  Volunteers filled 113 gallon garbage bags with trash, weeds and more.

 

 

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