New Jersey Devils In The Community
Good causes are always a reason to write about. During the week PwC and the New Jersey Devils were up at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, NJ. They teamed up with the New Jersey Tree Foundation and Essex County to plant trees for their new “Pucks For Parks” initiative.
The goal of the partnership was to plant two trees for every Devils win in the 2013-14 season. Now, the key is these would be two mature trees and more planting as needed depending on the area of course (parks, green areas, Sandy recovery areas, etc.)
“Working with outstanding organizations like PwC and the New Jersey Tree Foundation to help build a healthy and more sustainable environment is essential in our role as a leader in the community,’ said Jim Leonard, senior vice president of community investment for Devils Arena Entertainment. “We take great pride in every opportunity to give back and look forward to planting many more trees in the years to come.”
“PwC is committed to making our communities better places to live and work,” said Brendan Dougher, Managing Partner of the PwC New York Metro Market. “The Pucks for Parks program is an important part of our firm’s environmental and sustainability efforts and we’re excited to team with the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Tree Foundation today for the first of many tree plantings in our New Jersey communities.”
“We are so grateful for today’s event and for the continuing support of this program,” said Lisa Simms, executive director of the New Jersey Tree Foundation. “Planting new trees is one of the most important things we can do for the environment and the impact will be felt for generations.”
“Presby Gardens is known as the ‘rainbow on the hill,’ and the addition of these trees will contribute to its natural beauty,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “We appreciate the New Jersey Devils, PwC and the New Jersey Tree Foundation for bringing their Pucks for Parks program to Essex County.”
A little more from Pucks For Parks
Most people do not know that Presby Gardens has over 14,000 Irises and approximately 3000 different varieties that produce over 100,000 blooms each year. That is a lot of color which is why it is often referred to as the “rainbow on the hill”. The New Jersey Tree Foundation was also an immense help in gathering information as well along with everyone on board for this venture.
It is just the beginning for the New Jersey Devils, the New Jersey Tree Foundation, and PwCUS. Expect more trees to be planted in the near future which is always a very good thing.