The #NestléCares Project at Cove Island


By SCA Community Engagement Fellow Hayden Sloan

Cove Island is a shining emerald of lush green right on Long Island Sound. It’s the kind of park that makes you want to settle down to raise kids and grandkids and spend every weekend at the Cove Island marina, laid out on the beaches, or picnicking on the soft lawns.

It may be hard to imagine how such a beautiful park needs improvement, but Ron D’Amico, our park foreman, assures me that there is always plenty to do to maintain Cove Island’s charm!

Cove Island was once an industrial hub through the 19th and early 20th centuries. It now boasts a diverse array of natural wonders and is a popular recreational destination for Stamford residents. Nestlé Waters employees will join SCA volunteers in Stamford to preserve this local sanctuary for future generations to enjoy.

Nestlé in the U.S. is hosting #NestleCares, a national day of volunteering across Nestlé’s 120 U.S. hometowns. SCA is proud to be a partner in this endeavor by facilitating opportunities for Nestlé in the U.S. employees, families, and friends to engage in team-based service projects in 9 different cities. These projects will focus on some of the most urgent conservation needs including pollinator habitat restoration and water conservation.

Our project on Cove Island will be to continue the work of staining the guardrail near the marina along the running trail. The 156 sections are faded and need some updating. It’ll be a hot day this August, but well worth it!

Creating and maintaining beautiful, family-friendly places on the water is a welcome contribution to the Stamford community that will be well-admired and utilized in years to come.

I know I’ll want to go back to Cove Island after this!

Click here to learn more about the #NestléCares events

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