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2010-11-24 / Family

Planting for the future


Evelyn Pollard (left) and Wendy Shields, both Altria employees, cover a newly planted tree with a pipe to protect it. Volunteers from Altria, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Ocean Conservancy and local businesses gathered at the Altria Park 500 manufacturing facility at Bermuda Hundred last month to plant nearly 900 tree seedlings, which will eventually grow into a buffer and help prevent soil erosion along the James River. The plantings were part of the International Coastal Clean-up, a worldwide event that encourages volunteers to clean up waterways, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Page Dowdy/Chesterfield Observer Evelyn Pollard (left) and Wendy Shields, both Altria employees, cover a newly planted tree with a pipe to protect it. Volunteers from Altria, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Ocean Conservancy and local businesses gathered at the Altria Park 500 manufacturing facility at Bermuda Hundred last month to plant nearly 900 tree seedlings, which will eventually grow into a buffer and help prevent soil erosion along the James River. The plantings were part of the International Coastal Clean-up, a worldwide event that encourages volunteers to clean up waterways, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Page Dowdy/Chesterfield Observer

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