Dominion Volunteers Put Their Energy to Work for the Environment

- Volunteers will complete 12 projects in seven states
- Environmental effort will involve more than 300 company employees
- Program enters 14th year of aiding communities

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Replacing osprey platforms, restoring a greenhouse, beautifying state parks and harvesting vegetables are some of the projects volunteers from Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries will undertake during the company's annual "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment" fall campaign.

The campaign, in its 14th year, is funded by the Dominion Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm. The company allows employees to complete volunteer projects on a normal workday and the foundation provides $30,000 for materials and supplies to complete the work.

"Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment is a program our employees look forward to every year," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "The time and energy they commit to these important projects play a pivotal role in helping improve the quality of life and the natural beauty of the communities where Dominion operates."

Since the program started in 2000, more than 7,000 employees have volunteered and 187 projects have been completed. This year, more than 300 employees will participate.

Most of the work will be completed in October. This year's projects include:

  • Planting 1,500 daffodil bulbs, replacing osprey platforms and building 20 picnic tables at Harkness State Park in Waterford, Conn., home of Millstone Power Station.
  • Restoring a greenhouse and harvesting vegetables for Farming 4 Hunger in Calvert County, Md., where the Cove Point LNG facility is located.
  • Painting bridges, installing fencing and park benches, and preparing a garden bed at Cleveland MetroParks. Dominion East Ohio is based in Cleveland.
  • Beautifying the grounds at the zoo in Pittsburgh, where Dominion Retail has operations.
  • Improving existing structures and gardens at the Plano Environmental Center in Plano, Texas, where Cirro Energy operates.
  • Dominion Virginia Power volunteers will be participating in the Dominion Trail Mix cleanup in Manassas, Va.
  • Clearing brush and installing a fence at two cemeteries in Proctor, W.Va., near the Natrium Processing Plant.

Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation annually award more than $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs. For more information, visit

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