60 Domtar Employee Volunteers Join SCA to Restore River Park North
On May 16th, SCA teamed up with national supporter Domtar to beautify and restore River Park North in Greenville, North Carolina. Over 60 Domtar employees and their families spent the morning removing invasive honeysuckle vines, spreading new mulch, and planting milkweed in the butterfly gardens.
Greenville’s Mayor Allen Thomas joined the group along with his two young daughters and thanked volunteers for giving back to the parks: “These kids here today are our future. It’s important that we take care of these green spaces so that they can enjoy them for years to come. It is our legacy.”
Since 2012, Domtar has supported SCA’s urban initiatives for youth in cities across the country. SCA crew leaders from New York City and Washington, DC, were excited to travel to North Carolina to help facilitate the project — and share stories of their work with urban youth. “Everyone who volunteers makes a difference in society,” said Justin Duncan, SCA leader and member of SCA’s young Alumni Council. “It’s great that Domtar is committed to giving back to the cities where their employees live and work.”
Sustainability Engagement Manager Heather Stowe, who has worked with SCA to organize many employee engagement events at Domtar, brought along her son Liam to join the project. ”Since SCA’s mission is to encourage future conservationists,” she said, “we at Domtar like to encourage our families and our kids to come out to help give back to the community… This little guy is only four, but he is all about getting his hands dirty for the planet!”
Saturday’s event followed successful partnership projects with Domtar last year in Wisconsin and Arkansas. SCA will team up with Domtar again this fall to restore a local state park in Waco, Texas. Big thanks to Domtar for their continuing support of SCA programs across the country!
See more photos and local news coverage from SCA’s service event with Domtar in North Carolina.