SUFFOLK COUNTY, Va. - More than 20 Colonial Pipeline volunteers from Virginia and the corporate office built storm water buffers with the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance at Bennett's Creek Park on October 12.

Volunteers planted four new rain gardens and reinforced four existing ones with fresh mulch and new plants to replace dead ones. A total of 80 additional plants livened the park on Thursday, featuring native varieties like wax myrtle and bald cypress. These gardens will reduce rain runoff from the parking lot as the plant roots go deeper and absorb more storm water over time. The native buffers will also serve local wildlife. It will also make the park more beautiful for visitors.

Colonial Pipeline partners with conservation groups active on its ROW in every state it operates in. This engagement allows Colonial to better fulfill its mission to protect the environment we share our pipeline with. In 2017, Colonial will participate in 12 events with local conservation groups, most occurring in October.

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