Volunteers Work in San Francisco’s Oldest Park
On November 14th, 20 employee volunteers from SCA’s partner Union Bank gathered at Buena Vista Park in San Francisco to help prevent erosion control as part of their Global Volunteer Month.
Buena Vista Park, located in the center San Francisco, is named for the spectacular views from its upper slopes. The oldest park in San Francisco, it features secluded, winding trails and one of the city’s few remaining coast live oak groves. However, the steep slopes in Buena Vista are heavily prone to soil loss during rains.
This weekend, volunteers from SCA and Union Bank joined San Francisco Recreation & Parks employees to assist in erosion control. The volunteers spread hay and placed over 50 hay bales as barriers on steep slopes to hold down sand and slow the flow of water. This work is crucial to the steep slopes as the El Nino season is approaching.
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Julius Robinson praised volunteers on behalf of Union Bank. He said he was pleased to see the faces of Union Bank giving back to their community.
Last week in New York City, MUFG employees worked on Randall’s Island restoring wetlands. From coast to coast, MUFG Union Bank is giving back — bringing out employee volunteers to make a hands-on impact in the field, and supporting SCA’s community programs year-round to allow urban teens to build green job skills and contribute to the health of their parks and communities.