Approximately 100 volunteers from Honeywell and Cooper High School joined forces on September 25th to perform maintenance and make improvements to Voyageur Environmental Center, a year-round Environmental Education Center owned and operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Volunteers spent the day repairing and maintaining trails, installing a footbridge, building a compost/recycling bin, building a gaga pit, cleaning gardens and building a rainwater retention system for the garden. Honeywell donated materials, as well as volunteers’ time on the project.
The Voyageur Environmental Center runs a residential summer camp, called Camp Voyageur, and is an ideal location for environmental education field trips. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities and students from area schools visit Voyageur for hands-on learning on topics including predators and prey, aquatic life and ecology and outdoor survival skills.
Since 2003, 15,500 Honeywell volunteers and Rebuilding Together National have repaired more than 490 homes and non-profit centers in Honeywell communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, rehabilitating and revitalizing low-income housing, schools, and other community assets. The work at Camp Voyageur is Honeywell’s 36th project completed locally with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities. We are extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with Honeywell. Thank you to everyone from Honeywell and Cooper High School for volunteering with us!