The third annual public service initiative known as Colonial Cares takes center stage this month with 10 volunteer activities scheduled system-wide. Colonial Pipeline employees from Louisiana to New Jersey will be working with local conservation partners in a number of projects including river cleanups, tree plantings, beach sweeps and park restorations.

Colonial actively supports conservation groups that are focused on areas near the company’s right-of-way and in which pipeline facilities are located.

In fulfilling its mission to protect the public and the environment, the company works closely with first responders and local conservation groups. Colonial's commitment to environmental stewardship is best accomplished with the engagement of key organizations that protect the environment it shares its pipeline with. When operators and conservation groups work together, the environment is the biggest winner.

As part of its relationships with conservation groups, Colonial assists each on an annual basis by providing volunteer workers and resources for projects that improve their local environment.

Map of Events

Colonial Cares 2018 events include:

October 3: Catawba Riverkeeper Cleanup, Mt. Holly, North Carolina: Volunteers will work with the Catawba Riverkeeper to pick up trash in and around the Catawba River by kayak and on foot.

October 6: Tennessee River Rescue, Chattanooga, Tennessee: Volunteers will clean up the Suck River Creek zone by foot.

October 11: Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Blocton, Alabama: Volunteers will plant trees and removed invasive species in support of an effort by the Cahaba Riverkeeper

October 12: CRCL & LPBF Tree Planting, Braithwaite, Louisiana: Following an air boat ride to the location, volunteers will work with members of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to plant 500 trees in the marsh to help reverse coastal erosion.

October 18: Piedmont Land Conservancy, Greensboro, North Carolina: Volunteers will work with members of the Piedmont Land Conservancy to build a new trail and construct a staircase.

October 20: Union Beach Cleanup, Union Beach, New Jersey: Volunteers will work with the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper to clean up Union Beach which is within view of the New York skyline.

October 24: Waterkeepers Chesapeake Farm Activity, Jefferson, Maryland: Volunteers will build a portion of a 1,000 linear foot, 12-foot tall fence.

October 25: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Cleanup, Atlanta, Georgia: Volunteers will work with members of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper organization to clean up the Chattahoochee River or one of its tributaries.

November 1: Stroud Water Research Center Tree Planting, East Fallowfield Township, Pennsylvania: Volunteers will join a number of other groups to plant 1,000 trees creating a buffer on the river.

November 9: MaryAnn Brown Preserve Restoration, St. Francisville, Louisiana: Volunteers will work with the Nature Conservancy to conduct trail maintenance, mark boundaries and clean-up around the pond.

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