August 14, 2005

Planting Trees, Protecting Nature

Alcoa Fastening Systems in Kelkheim, Germany invested a US$25,000 Alcoa Foundation grant in the Hessian Society for Ornithology and Protection of Nature (HGON) for a nature path in a city park. To mark the occasion, AFS employees planted a crab apple tree in the park, Sindlinger Wiesen, at a ceremony attended by the mayor, city officials, environmentalists and community members.

The tree planting ceremony was part of Alcoa’s Ten Million Trees project. The Alcoa Foundation grant will be used to expand the Nature Experience Path in the city park, which was designed by the Protection of Nature organization in conjunction with the city. The project will include an insect wall, a lizard hill, a deadfall garden, an amphibian pond as well as information about the history of Kelkheim. In addition to a brochure, guided tours will be provided by the Hessian Society.


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Alcoa Fastening Systems in Kelkheim, Germany invested a US$25,000 Alcoa foundation grant in the Hessian Society for Ornithology and Protection of Nature (HGON) for a nature path in a City park. To mark the occasion, AFS employees planted a crab apple tree in a local park during a ceremony attended by the mayor, city officials, environmentalists and community members.