Power to Influence: Dow Employee Engagement Event with Keep Houston Beautiful

by | Dec 4, 2017

Dow’s “Power to Influence” employee volunteers helped to restore the damage to Houston’s Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve (Willow Waterhole Park) from Hurricane Harvey earlier this year.

Willow Waterhole Park, located in the Westbury area of Houston, is a 290-acre greenway that offers Houstonians recreational opportunities as well as relief from flooding concerns. The expanses around the ponds are designated for wildlife conservation and passive recreation, and include walking trails and gazebos.

Keep Houston Beautiful worked with the Conservancy to coordinate the conservation day effort, which brought together more than 100 Dow employees from the U.S., Canada, Spain and Brazil in mid-November. During the event, “Power to Influence” volunteers planted over 100 understory plants, restored a tree grove by spreading over 25 yards of mulch and trimming trees, and, using crushed granite, restored and expanded a walking trail — all making the park a more beautiful space for the residents in the area to enjoy.

It’s truly amazing to see what an incredible effect a group of volunteers can have in such a short period of time. Dow’s “Power to Influence” volunteers were a shining example of the amazing impact that can be accomplished when people come together to keep America beautiful.