Clear Into The Future® owes its success to its volunteers.
Since 2007, more than 500 employees, together with their family and friends, have participated in 33 volunteer events and accrued over 1,500 volunteer hours supporting projects and programs in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Launched publicly in 2007 as a DuPont community-based initiative, CITF is aimed at protecting and improving the health and beauty of the Delaware Estuary while encouraging environmentally sustainable, regional economic growth. Through its volunteer program, CITF has contributed thousands of hours of volunteer time for the Delaware Estuary and regional clean-ups, wildlife inventories, and other community service activities.
“The team is extremely pleased with the volunteer program,” said Christopher Johnas, volunteer coordinator for CITF. “It’s apparent CITF volunteers enjoy these events because it is a great way to get their kids, extended family members, friends, and co-workers involved. Simply put, volunteering is lots of fun.”
Events have included:
- Hosting a cleanup at the Cedar Swamp State Wildlife Area in Delaware where volunteers removed hundreds of pounds of garbage and recyclable material as part of International Coastal Clean-Up Day.
- Supporting Project PORTS (Promoting Oyster Restoration through Schools), an outreach initiative of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Rutgers University, NJ. The program helps restore oyster habitats and increases the awareness and understanding of the oyster as a significant natural resource of the Delaware Bay.
- Partnering with the Delaware Nature Society and planting trees and shrubs along Middle Run Natural Area near Newark, DE. This reforestation project helps accelerate hardwood forest succession in Delaware’s piedmont and increases the forest interior habitat and forested buffer in the Middle Run Natural Area.