Friday, September 13, 2013

Silicon Valley Bank Employees Spend the Day Volunteering at the EcoCenter and Heron's Head Park

Today was a busy day at the Ecocenter and Heron's Head Park.  We had more than 140 volunteers from Silicon Valley Bank come to help out with various outdoor projects!  The tasks included mulching, planting, and watering in the EcoCenter landscape.  Volunteers also did a tremendous job pulling invasive species in the wetland area of the park.  The amount of work accomplished was incredible. In addition to all of the physical labor, Silicon Valley Bank generously provided funding for much needed tools and additional plants for the EcoCenter landscape.  According to one volunteer many of the visitors were from the San Francisco office, but some came from South Bay. Most were visiting for the first time!  The volunteers that took a break to come and visit us in the EcoCenter were incredibly impressed with what the facility has to offer.  

District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen also stopped by to check out the happenings.  She was also interested to learn about the work City College faculty, staff and students have been engaged at the EcoCenter.

Overall, we had a fantastic day of work and education, with a dash of politics thrown in for good measure!

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