When Schneider Electric’s American Power Conversion business unit from West Kingston commits to a Day of Action, they aren’t underselling. The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island was thrilled to be the beneficiary of over two dozen hard working professionals from Schneider’s local APC headquarters who spent their May 12 working hard at our Tillinghast Pond Management Area. The volunteers built a new trail that will thrill visitors to this popular preserve.
“Our employees look forward to working with The Nature Conservancy,” said Kevin Roth, Human Resources Director at APC. “It’s a chance for them to give back to their community and do something practical that can help advance The Nature Conservancy’s mission- like building a trail!” This is the third year of the Conservancy’s partnership with this locally-based but world-wide leader in power management and network infrastructure solutions.
“We are so fortunate to have such terrific partners at Schneider Electric and APC,” said Tim Mooney, Tillinghast Pond Preserve Manager. “We would never be able to complete these projects without the hard work of their staff. I’m pretty sure they have fun while they’re out there too!”
The new trail at Tillinghast Pond Management Area will allow visitors to visit a beautiful forested valley, where few have explored before. It is the first trail on the western half of theproperty and marks a start toward eventually connecting the Tillinghast trail system with the North-South Trail, which runs the length of Rhode Island. The Conservancy’s acquisition of Tillinghast Pond in 2006 has allowed us to provide new recreational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders, starting with fishing access on the pond, and now including 7 miles of walking trails.
Also as part of the APC Day of Action, some of their marketing team visited with the Conservancy’s marketing and communications staff, sharing ideas that will help the staff better connect with friends and supporters.
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The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.