Stamford, CT: Nestlé National Day of Volunteering

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


Join Nestlé Waters and SCA on Thursday, August 10th for a park beautification project at Cove Island Park!

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.

Once an industrial hub through the 19th and early 20th centuries, Cove Island Park 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.

WHEN: Thursday, August 10th, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Registration & breakfast beginning at 9:00 am. 

WHERE: Cove Island Park, Cove Road & Weed Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902

The parking lot is located on Cove Peninsula adjacent to Cove Island in the western portion of the park. Enter at Cove Road and Weed Avenue. From the parking lot, SCA leaders will direct volunteers over the walking bridge. The kickoff location will be at the red building just across the bridge to the left. 

Parking permits are required and carpooling is encouraged. Permits will be provided prior to the event through Delphine Fairley. Please print the permit and put it in your dashboard. 

WHAT: Volunteers will help to restore the park’s waterfront to improve this recreational space for local families and community members, with a focus on refurbishing the guard railings along the waterfront trail. Volunteers will stain the length of the guard rail in teams. Projects appropriate for all ages and abilities. 

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear clothes that are okay for painting/staining. Bring a hat and/or sunscreen to protect yourself from the August sun. 

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

QUESTIONS: Contact Hayden Sloan, SCA Community Engagement Fellow, at [email protected] or 202-403-1567.