Jeppesen teams with Boeing for Global Day of Service event
Boeing’s Global Month of Service (GMOS), held every July,demonstrates how employees can play a significant role in our global communities beyond our performance as a corporation. Every year thousands of employees around the world give their time and talents to support hundreds of projects that help communities thrive. This year Jeppesen employees from Denver teamed up with their Boeing colleagues from Colorado Springs to work at the Black Forest Fire Restoration project.
The GMOS team joined Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to restore the grounds at Black Forest Regional Park, in El Paso County, after a June 2013 wildfire tore through the Black Forest area, burning more than 14,000 acres. Fire damage still exists there, but it is the land downhill from the burn scar that has become dangerously vulnerable to flooding and erosion. The team of 20 joined 50 other volunteers to install 44 log erosion barriers (LEBs), remove more than 20 acres of weeds, and seed and rake more than 10 acres of land. The efforts will help prevent erosion, accelerate restoration, and keep the park in a more natural state.
In addition, the team helped Boeing Colorado reach nearly 250 volunteer hours in celebration of Global Month of Service 2015!