Allentown, PA: Nestlé National Day of Volunteering

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - August 10, 2017 9:30 am


Join Nestlé and SCA on Thursday, August 10th to restore the Chestnut Orchard at Trexler Nature Preserve!

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.

Trexler Nature Preserve was founded at the turn of the century as a haven to protect endangered species including bison and elk. The preserve’s Chestnut Orchard features nearly 1,000 native saplings and aims to protect and educate local residents about this native tree that was nearly wiped out in the early 1900s by devastating Chestnut blight. Nestlé USA and Nestlé Waters employees will join SCA volunteers to nurture the orchard and help protect this important native tree species for future generations to enjoy.

REGISTER BY: August 4, 2017

WHEN: Thursday, August 10th, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

Transportation will be provided for all volunteers. The bus will depart from the Allentown Distribution Center @ 9:30 am to head to the Trexler Nature Preserve. Breakfast, registration, & kickoff will be at 10:00 am. Departure for work in the orchard will be at 10:30 am, and return for lunch at 12:30 pm. The bus will depart from Trexler Nature Preserve @ 1:30 pm, returning to the Allentown Distribution Center @ 2pm.

WHERE: Trexler Nature Preserve, 4935 Orchard Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078.

Kickoff and morning snacks will be offered at the environmental center, after which volunteers will depart for work in the orchard.

WHAT: Volunteers will help to nurture the orchard by weeding, pruning, and replacing support stakes for young saplings.Projects will be appropriate for all ages and abilities. 

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

PROVIDED: SCA will provide breakfast and lunch along with work gloves, safety gear, and all project materials. Reusable water bottles will be provided along with water stations. Stay hydrated!

QUESTIONS: Contact Sheri-Ann O’Connor, at [email protected] or 610-391-7839.