01 Sep 2009

UTC volunteers clear trails at ASa Wright

Conservation & Education News

Staff of the Unit Trust Corporation (UTC), in a continuing effort to exercise their Corporate Social Responsibility, performed volunteer trail-clearing work on the Asa Wright Spring Hill Estate during the weekends from May 31 to July 25, 2009. An estimated 250 UTC staff members (just under half of the company’s entire staff) participated in this year’s programme. All branch offices (except from Tobago) were represented, with most participants having visited before on private trips, some having made their first visit during the company’s first volunteer programme in 2008. During the clean-up sessions, groups averaging 30 persons were lead into the forest and overseen by Mr. Winston Rojas, who they all claimed was very informative, professional and helpful. His assistance was essential to the programme’s overall success. Clearance of the Centre’s ten-mile network of trails was UTC clears trails at Asa Wright done with some volunteers commenting that it was their first time in the rainforest. UTC’s Marketing Assistant Ms. Denise Artherton, who coordinated the programme, was in high praise of the work conducted at the Centre and communicated that it was a rewarding experience for everyone involved. This exercise, she said, is just one of a series of UTC’s Corporate Social programmes pursued around the country, Management and Staff of the Asa Wright Nature Centre are exceedingly grateful to the Unit Trust Corporation and thank them for the tremendous volunteer work done over the programme’s last two cycles, and look forward to hosting them again in the future.UTC volunteers clear trails at AWNC.
September 2009

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