Juanita Bay Park Earth Day Event
The Mine is excited to introduce recurring environmental projects as part of its Friends of Mine philanthropy program, and the Juanita Bay Park Earth Day Event is the first in what the company hopes will be many environmental success stories.
The project, which involved replacing invasive plants with native species to help restore salmon creeks in Juanita Bay Park, was an opportunity for company volunteers to partner with environmental organizations in revitalizing an important natural space in the local community.
Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, Washington, is located just around the corner from the The Mine headquarters, and boasts more than 100 acres of preserved wetlands that support native flora and fauna. The park is accessible to the public and is a favorite among families, joggers and visitors to the area.
Dozens of employee volunteers gathered at the park and helped to remove large swaths of invasive plants, which will make it easier for animals to forage and help restore the native growth that will breathe fresh life into the park's ecosystem.
This 2015 Earth Day event is a first of many for The Mine as it works to organize its next project with input from employees, local leaders and community members who have an interest in environmental stewardship. All are welcome to submit ideas for consideration as we continue to pursue our goals for even more eco-friendly involvement.