Davenport, Iowa

Since most trees find it difficult to survive Iowa's harsh prairie conditions, Alcoa's Davenport location gave away trees native to the state during the Alcoa Family Picnic on September 6, 2003. The trees, given to active and retired Alcoans, celebrated the facility's recent ISO 14001 certification.

Davenport distributed more than 1,000 white pine and swamp white oak saplings, which can adapt to the local climate and soils. The oak is also Iowa's official state tree.

On October 15, 2003, volunteers from Alcoa and several community and environmental groups planted an additional 100 trees at nearby Nahant Marsh. The trees will be used by students from Smart Intermediate School as part of their lab work for the environmental academy's curriculum.

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