Spectra Energy supports the Coastal Center at Milford Point
On October 8th, thirteen Right of Way (ROW) Agents from Spectra Energy’s Connecticut office led a volunteer grounds cleanup and maintenance project day at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point.
The Spectra Energy employees volunteered to paint decks and center signage, rake the grounds, weed flower beds, clean up brush, and prepare the Center for the coming months. Cathy Hagadorn, the Center Director shared “When volunteers such as Spectra Energy take time to volunteer here, it is an investment in our future.”
“We are so appreciative of the Spectra Energy’s team of volunteers that worked hard this past Saturday. Their collective 40 hours of work here really made an immediate impact. The frequent visitors and birders to the center immediately noticed the projects that were completed.”
The Center greets anywhere between 15,000 – 20,000 visitors and students each year from around the state. There are various science education programs for K-12 and university students. The educational programs and operations are funded in part by foundations, individual donations and memberships. The Center doesn’t receive federal, state, or municipal funding. As a result, volunteers and partners are crucial to the maintenance and operation of the Center.
“Conserving Connecticut’s environment is a top priority for Spectra Energy, making our work with the Audubon Society a perfect opportunity to serve our community,” said Arthur Diestel, Director of Stakeholder Outreach for Spectra Energy. “Whether it’s helping the Connecticut Audubon Society save more of its resources for education or ensuring that our own projects utilize 95% of the state’s existing infrastructure, we believe in preserving what we have, and this weekend was just one more way to do that.”