FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Marstel-Day environmental consulting celebrated Earth Day 2019 by partnering with local organizations across the country to support a variety of natural resource conservation projects. Marstel-Day has kept this company-wide Earth Day commitment for 15 consecutive years by taking the day to volunteer in communities nationwide and giving back to the planet through volunteer community engagement activities. This year, Marstel-Day's projects supported Earth Day Network's 2019 theme: "Protect Our Species."
"Given the sad plight of vertebrate and invertebrate species, with population losses now over 50 percent in each category, there is no single more important initiative for companies worldwide than to protect our species. We challenge other firms nationwide to join this critical conservation effort," said Marstel-Day President and CEO Rebecca R. Rubin.
In Virginia, Marstel-Day partnered with Downtown Greens in Fredericksburg City to plant a pollinator garden in their upper garden and remove invasive species in their lower garden, and with Friends of the Rappahannock to revitalize two rain garden/bioretention sites in Spotsylvania County. An additional team picked up trash around Fredericksburg City.
"We appreciate Marstel-Day's volunteer efforts in helping enhance two rain gardens in Spotsylvania County today. Their annual Earth Day program embodies the company's commitment to protecting and restoring clean water resources of our area. They are truly an asset to the Rappahannock River watershed", said Friends of the Rappahannock Restoration Coordinator, Adam Lynch.
Some of Marstel-Day's other projects across the country included trail maintenance and invasive species removal within the San Elijo Nature Center in Encinitas, CA; moving goats to areas within Misty Acres: The Borwell Preserve to eat invasive plant species in the northwest Michigan area; supporting Sandy Creek Park in Durham, NC by maintaining trails and pollinator plant species; and planting trees, removing invasive species, and picking up litter on Stratford Ecological Center's 236-acre farm and nature preserve in Ohio.