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Volunteers clean and plant Rockies Urban Wild for Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Day

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  October 4, 2012 04:03 PM

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BlueCrew volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts spent Sept. 25 cleaning and planting the Rockies Urban Wild on Marginal Street in East Boston.

Volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts spent Sept. 25 making improvements at the Rockies Urban Wild in East Boston as part of the insurance giant’s second annual company-wide Service Day.

The volunteers cleaned up the overgrown hillside and planted fruit trees to bring a new sustainable food source into the urban environment. The Rockies Urban Wild, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Wilds Initiative, is located near the East Boston waterfront, just across Marginal Street from Piers Park and downhill from Samuel Adams Elementary School.

Statewide, more than 3,000 BlueCrew volunteers gave 16,000 hours of service to 29 different non-profit organizations as part of the Service Day.

Other recipients in Boston included the Dever McCormack K-8 School in Dorchester, the Mass Audubon Society’s Clark Cooper Community Gardens in Mattapan, Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School in Hyde Park, and the Pine Street in the South End.

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Before the BlueCrew volunteers began their work, the Rockies Urban Wild was overgrown and untended.

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