Southwest Conservation In Action Tour Brings Conservation to the Golden State

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Southwest Conservation In Action Tour Brings Conservation to the Golden State

Volunteers in the Bay Area plant 80 trees
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The @SouthwestAir Conservation in Action Tour brings conservation to the Golden State!


To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to take our commitment to volunteerism and the environment on the road, literally!  Over the course of the Conservation in Action Tour, Southwest Employees and Customers will work with the SCA to organize and complete 40 conservation projects: one for every year Southwest Airlines has been in business.  The Tour will visit 25 U.S. cities before finishing the tour in Houston, Texas.

This week, the tour (and the bio-diesel RV!) rolled through California, completing service projects in the Bay area. 

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

There were two projects in the Bay area: one in Oakland and one in San Mateo.  Volunteers worked with San Mateo Parks at Coyote Point Recreation Area in San Mateo, CA and East Bay Regional Parks at the Tidewater Boating Center in Oakland, CA.  Southwest Warriors planted trees, removed invasive plant species, painted park benches, and picked up trash around the sites.

Keep up with the "Conservation in Action" Tour on the Southwest Airlines blog!  Check back often for stories from the road, recaps from each conservation project, and photos from around the country.



Casey Welch
Southwest Airlines
Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | CSR | Conservation | Employee Engagement | volunteerism