We were proud to once again team up with the Arbor Day Foundation to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Month 2018. This year, with the help of our customers and friends who shared and interacted with our posts on social media, we were able to plant 2,275 trees in the Mississippi River Valley.
According to The Arbor Day Foundation, the bottomland hardwood ecosystem in the Mississippi River Valley is one of the most important critical wetland resources on the North American continent. Originally covered with 25 million acres of forestland, less than 5 million acres of this precious resource remain forested. This has resulted in a decline
in wildlife, a loss of natural flood control, a decrease in water quality, and an increasing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Reforestation projects with public and private partners will directly improve water quality by filtering out pollutants in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico bringing sustainable and flourishing life back to these lands.
“Giving back is an intrinsic part of Simplifile’s core values, which is why we founded Simplifile Cares in 2015,” said Simplifile President Paul Clifford. “Being able to bring our employees together to support the Arbor Day Foundation and other worthy causes makes our other corporate efforts that much more worthwhile, and we’re honored to once again contribute to the restoration of America’s forests and landscapes.”
April 27 marked the 146th observance of Arbor Day and capped off April’s Earth Month celebration of environmental education and conservation. For more information or to get involved in next year’s festivities, visit: celebratearborday.com.
You can learn more about Simplifile Cares here.