FPL Volunteers Show Their “Power to Care”
at Palatka’s Water Works Environmental Education Center
PALATKA, Fla. (March 8, 2016) – About 30 Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) employees and family members joined other volunteers from the Water Works Environmental Education Center (WWEEC) to make improvements including landscaping, painting and light construction at the facility.
The March 5 event was one of 31 community projects conducted by more than 1,500 FPL volunteers throughout the state as part of FPL’s eighth annual Power to Care Week community initiative.
“At FPL, we are committed to working together with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to raise a family and do business,” said volunteer Dave Cobb, FPL external affairs manager. “Volunteerism is important to employees, so any chance we get to lend a helping hand to organizations like the Palatka Water Works Environmental Education Center that unselfishly serve others is a great day for the FPL team.”
WWEEC provided the FPL volunteers with a brief history of the center and an overview of current projects. Afterward, teams went straight to work accomplishing everything on the list and then some, including [applying water sealer to the Gopher Tortoise enclosure and the board walks, painting pipes, removing invasive plants, spreading mulch on the nature trail, weeding fruit trees, picking up brush and fallen limbs and assorted other tasks].
“It’s almost impossible to put into words how much we appreciate the FPL volunteers who come out during Power to Care Week,” said Shann Purinton, who chairs the Waterworks Advisory Committee. “They get so much done in a few hours and work together with a positive and caring approach. Their efforts help us provide enriching educational opportunities for our community.”
WWEEC, located at 1101 Whitewater Drive in Palatka, is open to the public [free of charge] every Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until noon and the first Sunday afternoon of each month from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, April 25, the Center will be hosting a “Birds, Bees, Flowers, and Trees” event on in celebration of Earth Day.
Water Works Open to the Public every Wednesday 8:00am to Noon
Water Works Open to the Public first Sunday of each month 1:30pm – 5pm