Georgia Welcome Center to Receive Pollinator Garden

Georgia Welcome Center to Receive Pollinator Garden

Kia employees volunteer for next phase of The Ray on Interstate 85
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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:05pm


CONTENT: Press Release

ATLANTA, September 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- A group effort of a number of prominent Georgia entities will not only benefit a popular state welcome center, but will also highlight a travel corridor poised to become the world’s most sustainable highway.

The Georgia Conservancy, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray and the Chattahoochee Nature Center will all use shovels and work gloves on September 17 to install a 7,000-square foot pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) on Interstate 85 in West Point. The pollinator garden will be the first installed at any Georgia DOT facility. 

Using compost generously supplied by John Flournoy of Columbus, more than 2,000 transplanted pollinator plants from the Chattahoochee Nature Center, and supplies provided by the Georgia Conservancy, KMMG team members will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and lay some of the ground work necessary for an ambitious project being developed along this important travel corridor.

“A central part of the Kia Way is self-responsibility and our team members are proud to lead by example through The Ray as we usher in the green highways of tomorrow,” said KMMG CAO Stuart C. Countess. “This project is a tremendous way for KMMG to give back to our community and set a new standard for regenerative, restorative and sustainable roads.”

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Valerie Bennett
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Ray C. Anderson Foundation
CATEGORY: Environment