Every day is Earth Day at Wallace Montgomery. Our technical and engineering solutions are environmentally-friendly and mindful of impacts to natural resources. But WM team members, especially our Environmental Department, show a little extra devotion to Mother Earth. Once in the Fall and again in the Spring, they roll up their sleeves, pull on their galoshes, and participate in a local stream clean. This past Saturday, April 21, seven WM volunteers gathered near our Hunt Valley office to promote the health and beauty of an area waterway. They collected 16 bags of trash: Each of these bags weighed approximately 30 pounds, so the WM team cleared a total of 480 pounds of trash from the stream.
Wallace Montgomery has been conducting these stream cleans since 2013, and they reflect our commitment to our surrounding communities. According to Cassie Greenhawk, Environmental Scientist II, who has been organizing the stream cleans for the past two and a half years, the WM crew used this outing as an educational opportunity for some younger residents. “We even had some local neighborhood kids ditch their game of hide and seek and start scouring the area for trash to help us fill our bags,” she says. “It was great to watch those kids see the ecosystem in their backyard through a different lens as they realized the importance of keeping the stream clean and functioning properly.”