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Visa Volunteers Meet Blackberry (and snakes) for the First Time! August 23, 2012

Filed under: Corporate Projects,Volunteer — seattleworks @ 12:51 pm
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Yesterday afternoon a team of 11 employees from the CyberSource Bellevue office dug in at Marymoor Park with King County Parks.  We worked on habitat restoration at Marybelle Pond which is right next to the climbing wall.  It is one of two ponds used as a filtration system to help protect Lake Sammamish from the pollutants that come from the city.

 

 

      

 

The team cut, pulled and dug up blackberry, thistle and a bunch of other invasive plants threatening the pond and native species. We had run ins with bees, tons of bugs and even a very small garden snake that we disrupted.

One of their volunteers said “As a frequent visitor to Marymoor Park, I was happy to give back to such a valuable community resource. I enjoyed being out in the Seattle summer sunshine with my co-workers and experienced the true value of teamwork in the process.”

 

Thank you Visa Volunteers!

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