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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

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34 A BEE-UTIFUL POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP IN OHIO The Ohio Turnpike's first-ever native pollinator gardens feature 17 different Ohio native plant species. The Ohio Turnpike Commission (OTC) partnered with Davey Resource Group and Keep Ohio Beautiful to create a native pollinator garden at the two busiest service plazas on the turnpike: Middle Ridge and Vermilion Valley. On planting day, the OTC invited many volunteers, partners and travelers passing through to take part. COMBINING NATURAL & VIRTUAL WORLDS Coventry Middle School sixth graders combined the power of modern technology with old-school grit to create a different kind of Earth Day celebration. Davey's Ken Christensen, senior biologist for Davey Resource Group, joined eight select students from the Akron, Ohio, middle school to plant 25 trees during a week-long stream restoration project that eventually saw several hundred trees planted. Through non-profit organization Earth Echo's Virtual Tours program, Christensen and the students shared a tree-planting lesson with hundreds of classrooms around the world. Earth Echo featured the hangout on its website, aerial shots of the planting were broadcast live and students around the nation asked questions throughout the demonstration. Christensen taught students a complete tree planting lesson, including digging the hole and safe removal from the planting pot. The sixth grade class works collaboratively with Cuyahoga Valley National Park, The Ohio State University's Stone Lab Aquatic Research Center and The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, to enhance the water sources around the school, which is surrounded by glacial kettle lakes. On Earth Day, Davey brought in 750 live stakes, 360 bare root trees and the 25 container trees to plant around a local stream to restore growth and create new wildlife habitats.

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