Southwest "Conservation in Action" Tour Completes 4 Projects Across the Southwest!

Southwest "Conservation in Action" Tour Completes 4 Projects Across the Southwest!

Volunteers Make a Difference in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and LA!


To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to take its commitment to volunteerism and the environment on the road, literally! Six SCA interns will cruise around the country in a custom-designed, biodeisel-fuel RV to complete 40 conversation projects in 25 cities. The RV stopped in Albuquerque on June 20, Phoenix on June 27, and Los Angeles on June 30, completing a total of five conservation projects!

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 3:00pm

Monday, June 20, the team rolled in to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Volunteers improved a wetland area at the Albuquerque Open Spaces Visitors Center, removing non-native plants and planting seedlings in the area.

The RV's next stop was Phoenix, Arizona and the Rio Salado Audubon Center.  More than 70 volunteers, including Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, worked on three projects at the center: trail maintenance, trash clean-up, and removal of invasive plants.

June 30, volunteers worked with Million Trees LA and Heart of LA (HOLA) to distribute more than 200 trees in the LA community and to judge a HOLA art competition.

Keep up with the "Conservation in Action" Tour on the Southwest Airlines blog!  Check back often for stories from the road, recaps from each conservation project, and photos from around the country.




Casey Welch
Southwest Airlines
CATEGORY: Environment