In conjunction with the City of Houston’s 4th Annual Ladybird Johnson Tribute Wildflower Planting Event, over 40 Shell employees and volunteers recently planted wildflower seeds along the Addicks Dam bike trail behind Shell’s Woodcreek facility. The seeds were planted along a one-mile stretch from Diary-Ashford to Kirkwood. While the wildflowers beautify the bike and walking trail, they also are wildlife-friendly and reduce the need or frequency of mowing. The wildflower planting involved the entire community – not only did Shell team members turn out for the event, but their families, friends and neighbors donated their time to beautify the area. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Shell has partnered with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Energy Corridor District and United States Army Corps of Engineers to plant wildflowers on Houston Parks & Recreation managed land.
Volunteer Michelle Ferner commented, “There’s a great sustainability aspect; this saves on mowing and reduces the CO2 footprint.” Teo Perez, who participated along with the den of Webelos Scouts he leads, remarked, “This is a great opportunity for the community. Nine-year-olds got to help beautify public land.”