Crystal Cove Park Gets a Cleanup for Earth Day

Edison employees joined effort to paint, pick up debris and build Fat and Lazy, two endangered desert tortoises, a new pen.
Apr 23, 2015 6:45 PM ET

Originally Published in Edison's Online Newsroom

Michael Henderson, a Southern California Edison (SCE) lineman in Orange County, had the best of both worlds at an Earth Day volunteer event at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach.

It was a chance to spend some time with his 13-year-old daughter at the beach, while showing her how rewarding volunteer work can be.

“I thought it would be good to have a little field trip to the beach,” he said. “Crystal Cove is kind of in our neighborhood.”

The two volunteered to paint metal storage sheds at the park’s maintenance yard. They made a good team. Henderson could easily reach the upper parts of the shed with his paint roller while the shorter Savanna used a paint brush on the lower levels.

Painting was just one of a dozen tasks more than 65 Edison International employees performed at three local state parks as part of the California State Park Foundation’s 17th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.