Restoration work to be done on Seattle’s Discovery Park
SEATTLE, WA – September 10, 2015—More than 60 volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, and West Monroe Partners, a leading business and technology consulting firm, will commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance by restoring portions of Discovery Park in Seattle.
SCA and West Monroe are long-time members of the Seattle civic community and have partnered for nearly 10 years on conservation and youth development initiatives nationwide. At Discovery Park, they will team up to repair sections of the heavily-trafficked Hidden Valley Trail, where eroded areas currently pose risks to hikers as well as the surrounding habitat.
“With its variety of landscapes and wildlife, Discovery Park is one of Seattle’s most stunning and diverse natural assets,” says Tom Bolger, West Monroe’s managing director and SCA board member. “Both West Monroe and SCA are dedicated to protecting and improving important local resources like Discovery Park as part of our commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.”
Discovery Park, Seattle’s largest public park, affords spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. A popular destination among local residents, the park relies on volunteers to ensure its continued sustainability. SCA Western Regional Vice President Jay Watson states it is always important to give back, but especially so on September 11th. “We serve in tribute to those affected by the events of fourteen years ago,” says Watson, “and to offer a shining example that will benefit others for years to come.”
Christopher Williams, director of Seattle Parks and Recreation, says citizen assistance is critical to maintaining city parks. “We are so grateful for the help of SCA and West Monroe Partners. They are making this park a better place for children, families and the entire community,” Williams says.
The Discovery Park project will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m.
About West Monroe Partners
West Monroe Partners is a North American, business and technology consulting firm focused on guiding organizations through projects that fundamentally transform their business. With the experience to create the most ambitious visions as well as the skills to implement the smallest details of our client’s most critical projects, West Monroe Partners is a proven provider of growth and efficiency to large enterprises, as well as more nimble middle-market organizations. Our more than 650 consulting professionals drive better business results by harnessing our collective experience across a range of industries. For more information, visit website at www.westmonroepartners.com.
About the Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s largest and most effective youth conservation service organization. SCA transforms lives and lands by empowering young people of all backgrounds to plan, act, and lead, while they protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1957, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, and 70% of its 75,000 alumni are employed or studying in conservation-related fields. SCA is headquartered in Washington, DC and maintains regional offices across the country.