We reached our goal of planting 30,000 trees!
It's official - through your pledges, we reached our goal of planting 30,000 trees in Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana (http://www.conservationfund.org/projects/upper-ouachita-national-wildlife-refuge/)! As they grow, these trees will provide a habitat for endangered animals, buffer against downstream flooding, and absorb harmful greenhouse gases.
This wouldn't have happened without you. The success of the Dell Earth Day campaign this year goes to show that, whether you're a business or an individual, everyone can contribute to a healthier planet and the ongoing fight against climate change.
"We are thrilled by the success of this campaign," said refuge manager Joe McGowan. "It's great news for wildlife and forest habitat on Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge. Over the next century, these trees will provide food and habitat for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, and safe places to roam for the Louisiana black bear. With each pledge, you've made a lasting difference at Upper Ouachita NWR. Now, I suggest we celebrate by getting outside and enjoying the lands we've helped to protect and restore."
We are incredibly proud of every single person who made a pledge. The Conservation Fund (http://www.conservationfund.org/) is honored to work with Dell, the team and Causes.com and the Fish and Wildlife Service (http://www.fws.gov/) to restore special places in America like Upper Ouachita NWR.
Thanks again for your support!
Photo credit: Sean Gardner