Environmental Cleanup, Community Education and Historic Preservation
Eversource employees clean up a park in Massachusetts during one of our events.
New Bedford Cleanup
While on a site walk in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with the city's conservation agent, Eversource staff noted an abundance of litter and trash surrounding an otherwise undiscovered historic grist mill and icehouse.
The staff organized a volunteer cleanup of this area and brought in our cultural resources specialist to provide the group with a talk on the history of grist mills and icehouses in the area.
Several cleanups happen across our territory annually.
Native Plant Trust
Because we manage the growth in our land to protect power lines, we've created a space for many native, rare plants grow.
To preserve and identify these plants, we engage in an access agreement with the Native Plant Trust under the New England Plant Conservation Program for survey and seed collection of native, rare plants for the seed bank.
Norwalk River Valley Trail
The invasive Japanese Knotweed plant is an issue across New England, including land in Norwalk Valley, Connecticut.
We granted permission for the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) to apply for a $10,000 grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service to remove the invasive vegetation, and then plant native vegetation.
The grant is scheduled to be awarded in 2023 to support NRVT and Eversource in planting native species and continuing the removal of invasive Japanese Knotweed.