Company employees and family members volunteer time at national parks across the U.S.
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey – Louis Berger today announced that the company’s Explorers Wanted: 100 Volunteers for 100 Years campaign has surpassed its goal. The three-month campaign, which was launched to commemorate the National Park Service’s (NPS) Centennial, saw 103 volunteers working 266 hours to protect and explore U.S. national parks.
“Louis Berger has supported the National Park Service for decades. As an extension of NPS staff on any project, we view these parks as our ‘office’ and the projects within them an important service to the American public. With the Centennial celebration, Louis Berger staff wanted to be more than an observer and that is why we launched the 100 volunteers challenge,” said Dana Otto, Louis Berger senior vice president of environmental planning. “Our employees really rose to the challenge! In addition to hundreds of employee volunteer hours worked in parks across the country, the company is now providing pro-bono engineering services to NPS as part of our ongoing commitment to leave a positive impact on society through our projects and through our corporate social responsibility initiatives.”
Built on the success of the 2015 Explorers Wanted campaign that encouraged employees to explore and photograph the U.S. National Park system, the Explorers Wanted: 100 Volunteers for 100 Years campaign encouraged employee volunteerism in U.S. national parks. Seven U.S. offices in Denver, Colo., Kansas City, Mo., Morristown, N.J., Washington, D.C., Elmsford, N.Y., Exton, Pa., and Philadelphia, Pa. organized volunteer projects at area national parks, including:
- Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo.
- Greenbelt National Park, Md.
- The National Mall, Washington D.C.
- Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, N.Y.
- Valley Forge National Historic Park, Pa.
- Kaw Point National Historic Park, Mo.
- Morristown National Historic Park, N.J.
Throughout the campaign, Louis Berger employees organized multiple events to clean up and remove trash, plant milkweeds, paint and beautify national parks near the seven offices. The volunteers from Morristown, N.J. also will be providing pro bono engineering consulting at Morristown National Historic Park.
To see all the national park photos submitted as part of Louis Berger’s Explorers Wanted initiative, please visit our Facebook album.
Louis Berger has worked on a variety of projects in more than 100 national parks since the 1980s. The firm’s rich history with the parks and relationship with NPS inspired the launch of the Explorers Wanted campaign and is the impetus behind this volunteer initiative.
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