Easton Utilities remains committed to the promise to “make life greener” through a recent tree planting and trash clean-up in various locations throughout the Town of Easton. This year a total of 25 trees were planted along RTC Park, Idlewild Park, Moton Park, Rails to Trails near Idlewild, and Bay Street. In addition, 22 employees joined Shore Rivers to pick up trash along Port Street and surrounding areas. “This year more than ever, we wanted to continue the annual tree planting tradition to reflect our ongoing commitment to community as well as environmental stewardship,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO for Easton Utilities.
Since its inception in 2008, the tree planting initiative has inspired Easton Utilities’ employees to connect with the community and become stewards of our environment. “This simple project has tremendous benefits from beautifying the Town to cleaning the air, all while giving our people a direct connection to the community we serve,” added Grunden. Over the years, Easton Utilities has planted more than 350 trees, all larger caliper with a stem diameter measuring 2” or more. The program includes monitoring every tree planted with teams specifically responsible for watering and maintaining the trees to ensure each one thrives.
The trash clean-up was an outreach effort prompted by the Environmental Committee at Easton Utilities and is led by Civil Engineer Rebecca Saduk. This team is responsible for researching opportunities and initiatives which prioritize environmental stewardship. Easton Utilities has an ongoing corporate goal focused on conservation efforts including a recycling program, a watershed clean-up initiative, habitat revitalization, and other important community restoration projects.
Easton Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility and telecommunications company operating the Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater, Cable Television, and Internet services for the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. Please visit www.eastonutilities.com or call 410-822-6110 to learn more.