For the fourth year, Newmont participated in the Mile High Tree Champions program with The Park People organization in Denver, Colorado.
Newmont employees, friends and family members joined together to plant 38 large shade trees in Stapleton Central Park. The trees replaced others that had died due to harsh spring weather this year.
“Additionally, the trees contribute to Denver’s urban canopy, which comes with a host of other benefits, including filtering our air; cooling our neighborhoods; absorbing greenhouse gases; reducing crime; and supporting our physical and mental health,” said Kim Yuan-Farrell, Executive Director, The Park People.
Newmont’s team of 22 volunteers learned how to prepare the holes and the roots, and install irrigation and tree supports. “This is the best volunteer event I have ever participated in,” said Newmont employee Barbara Nelson. “It was well organized and provided a great opportunity to give back to the community we live in.”