Volunteers Help Clean Up California State Parks, Beaches
Forty California state parks received a well-deserved facelift on Earth Day, thanks to more than 4,000 volunteers who took part in the statewide cleanup from Angel Island State Park in the San Francisco Bay to Huntington State Beach.
At Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach, dozens of Edison International volunteers dressed in their bright yellow T-shirts gathered to paint outdoor structures, plant native plants, remove non-native plants and remove trash from the beach.
“Our employees know that giving back to the community is part of who we are and what we do,” said Lisa Woon, SCE principal manager of Corporate Philanthropy. “Helping to clean up our parks and beaches is an important part of our commitment to strengthening our communities and creating a cleaner, healthier environment for all Southern Californians.”
Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, donated more than $20 million and more than 130,000 employee volunteer hours last year to nonprofits throughout the communities it serves. All charitable funds come from shareholder dollars and not SCE customers.
The cleanup at Crystal Cove, an event sponsored by Edison International, is part of the California State Parks Foundation’s 20th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.
The event is part of the foundation’s statewide celebration where thousands of volunteers gathered to help clean up and restore California state parks.
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