Bank of America and its employees joined forces in five cities in spring 2014, rolling up their sleeves to bring urban spaces to life.
In Dallas, Phoenix, New York, Boston and Tampa, Bank of America volunteers dug rain gardens, built outdoor classrooms, and planted trees to mark Earth Day 2014. That was just one part of a commitment made by Bank of America in 2013, when it partnered with NFWF to support community-based conservation. Projects focused on the stewardship and restoration of coasts, wetlands and shorelines across the country.
In densely developed urban areas, conservation actions provide important benefits for degraded ecological systems. The projects supported by Bank of America employees will enhance habitat for wildlife species, while making communities better places for all living creatures.
More than 200 Bank of America volunteers were expected to participate in the five urban projects through May 3, 2014. Planned events included:
“These activities are big wins for the local communities,” Bank of America Global Environmental Executive Alex Liftman said. “They will create environmental benefits, health benefits, and economic benefits. I’m proud that the connection between NFWF, its local partners and Bank of America is making that happen.”