11.18.13

PG&E Partners for Conservation at Fort Ord National Monument

A beautiful fall day greeted over 175 volunteers at Fort Ord National Monument in Monterey County, California on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The event was in celebration of Make A Difference Day, National Public Lands Day and a volunteer day for faculty and staff at California State Monterey Bay.

PG&E sponsored the event which included repairing damaged hillsides, planting trees, and removing invasive species as well as collecting native seeds. PG&E Employees from the local area as well as the San Francisco office volunteered as well. FORT Friends, Monterey Bay Off Road Cycling Association, Sustainable Seaside, and Fort Ord BETA, all participated in the event as well.

This new partnership between PG&E and the Conservation Lands Foundation is part of a new effort by the Foundation to restore and protect the National Conservation Lands by partnering with corporations wanting to make a positive impact.

Local organizations that work on the protection of Fort Ord National Monument were also on hand for the day’s celebration including FORT Friends, an organization that is working to bring together all of the Fort Ord partner groups to help envision a future of stewardship, managed recreation, and conservation in the new monument.

A celebratory BBQ with a live band topped of the day’s event.

One of America’s Newest National Monuments

Fort Ord National Monument has seen a large increase in visitation since the Monument was designated by President Obama in April of 2012. Learn about visiting the National Monument.