Setting out early to beat the heat, LandPaths hosted two separate groups on Wednesday for the local United Way’s annual Day of Caring event. At LandPaths-owned Rancho Mark West, 20 employees from Keysight Technologies prepped the kids' garden for winter, dismantled the Owl Camp teepee, watered native redwood plantings and mended a section of the historic barn. At LandPaths' Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 21 volunteers from Sonoma County and US Bank pulled up 15 bags of invasive periwinkle from the banks of Duvoul Creek and cleared a section of Duvoul Creek Trail.
With this boost of mid-week "people power," critical corners of Rancho Mark West and Bohemia Ecological Preserve were tended to, explored and healed. Many volunteers commented that they learned something new: the importance of native plant species to an ecosystem, how seed saving works, and more. The change from the normal workday scenery was much appreciated by all participants- including all of LandPaths staff.
In total, an estimated 1,200 volunteers from at least 30 distinct companies and groups spread out across Sonoma County at 50 different locations as part of the Day of Caring. LandPaths is both grateful and proud to have been a part of such a monumental day of service. Many thanks to United Way of the Wine County, Keysight Technologies, Sonoma County, and US Bank for your enthusiastic collaboration yesterday! We also thank Mombo's Pizza, Lagunitas and Guayaki for helping us keep our volunteers fueled and hydrated on a very hot day!
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