Bats, birds and Blue Oak — celebrating Earth Day in Oroville

April 30, 2019 |

The Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project team partnered with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks to celebrate Earth Day.

Kiewit purchased construction materials to help DWR’s Oroville Field Division build 12 wood duck boxes, eight blue bird/song bird boxes and six bat houses. DWR and Kiewit installed the bird and bat boxes on Earth Day near the Oroville spillways.

Kiewit staff partnered with California State Parks to plant trees around the project site. Together, they created a plan to plant three Western Redbuds, two Western Sycamores, one Big Leaf Maple and one Blue Oak near the upper boat ramp, an ideal location for future shade trees the community can enjoy. The trees were planted on Earth Day.

In Colorado, Kiewit employees spent Earth Day volunteering at Focus Points community garden. They helped clean up and recycled 17 tires for the organization. In California, Kiewit joined Sunline Transit Agency for its Earth Day celebration. And in Nebraska, Kiewit’s home office Environmental department provided employees with information on planting to reduce pesticide use and protect pollinators. Seedlings for companion planting and wildflower seed packets were shared.


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