Cincinnati, OH — Apr. 26, 2019 — Dynegy celebrated Arbor Day and furthered revitalization efforts of Cincinnati’s Mount Storm Park with a donation of 50 trees to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Kicking off fundraising efforts for the Foundation’s Mount Storm Tree Project, the donation took place during a ceremony and volunteer tree planting event, and featured remarks from Brad Lindner, Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners president.
The event also included an educational seminar for area children highlighting the history of Arbor Day and the importance of planting trees. The donated tree varieties include sugar maples, sycamores, flowering dogwoods, and redbuds, among other species.
“Trees are a vital component of strong communities, and we’re honored to help the Cincinnati Parks Foundation jumpstart their long-term sustainability goals and tree replanting efforts at Mount Storm Park,” said Brad Watson, Dynegy community affairs senior director. “By planting trees now, we’re helping ensure the next generation is able to enjoy this city treasure for years to come.”
Designed in the 1800s by Austrian landscape architect Adolph Strauch, Mount Storm Park has lost numerous trees over the years due to age and natural weatherization. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation created the Mt. Storm Tree Project Plan to help revitalize and continue the legacy of Strauch’s vision for the park.
Since 2002, Dynegy, and its sister companies, have provided nearly 300,000 trees to various partner communities. The donated trees have helped generate environmental savings and health benefits for municipalities and residents valued at approximately $37 million annually during the life of these trees.