Energizing Our Communities

Camp Camellia volunteers

Energizing Our Communities is a grassroots effort driven by Dominion Energy volunteers across the many states and communities served by Dominion Energy. Each year, hundreds of employee volunteers put their talent, time and efforts into improving their home towns in many different ways during a fall project blitz. Local employee volunteer councils work with parks, zoos, schools, shelters and other organizations to choose projects.

2018 Energizing Our Communities Projects

For our 19th year, 639 volunteers completed 30 projects in eight states. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation supported the projects with $70,500 in funding.

Connecticut

  • Safe Futures
    Installed erosion control landscaping and enhanced the play area.

Ohio

  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    Planted native swamp milkweed to build a pollinator garden for Monarch Butterflies. 
  • Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
    Installed fencing to prevent deer from accessing newly planted trees; assisted with erosion control measures and removed invasive species. 
  • Tinkers Creek
    Installed a rainwater collection system and pollinator garden. 
  • Western Reserve Land Conservancy
    Planted trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to create a tree canopy. 

Pennsylvania

  • Tioga County Partnership for Community Health
    Built a community pavilion for nature education.

Utah

  • Southern Utah Anglers
    Planted native trees and landscaping to assist with erosion control measures .

Virginia

  • Bull Run Occoquan Marina Trail with Mid-Atlantic Road Enthusiasts  (MORE)
    Provided clean-up and restoration along the Bull Run Occoquan Marina Trail.
  • Community Food Collaborative/ Fairfield Middle School
    Built and installed six education stations at the school based community farm.
  • Elk Hill
    Installed natural calming spaces for the students and faculty.
  • Francis Hammond Middle School/Alexandria City Public Schools
    Refurbished outdoor classroom.
  • Friends of Lake Anna
    Installed ramp to increase accessibility for mobility challenged visitors.
  • Friends of Pocahontas State Park
    Refurbished seating at the outdoor amphitheater.
  • George Washington Middle School/Alexandria City Public Schools
    Refurbished outdoor classroom.
  • Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton Hill
    Installed outdoor seating and gleaned urban garden for next planting.
  • Oregon Hill Home Improvement Council
    Installed apiary and bee keeping program for school year based project at Open High School.
  • Piney Branch Elementary School/Prince William County Schools
    Refurbished outdoor classroom.
  • Richard Bland College
    Installed trail head, native plants and apiary.
  • Richmond Community Tool Bank
    Built benches, bee and bird houses to donate to community partners.
  • RVA More
    Installed fencing and walkway to prevent erosion and control pedestrian and bicycle traffic at the North Bank Trail Head.
  • Tree Fredericksburg
    Built and installed outdoor classroom, prepared 100 holes to plant native trees.
  • YMCA Patrick Henry
    Installed a rope course to support youth programming.
  • The First Tee
    Installed native landscaping and spread pine needles to help with erosion control.

West Virginia

  • Doddridge County Family Resource Network 
    Installed a pollinator garden and increased safe access to the playground.
  • Jane Lew Elementary School/ Lewis County Schools
    Completed playground renovation to increase safe access to natural setting.
  • Monongahela River Trails Conservancy 
    Stabilized the river bank and restored the kayak launch.
  • Short Line School
    Constructed and installed benches for outdoor education.

Wisconsin

  • Woodland Dunes
    Continued three year restoration of the Cattail Boardwalk.

Wyoming

  • Rock Springs Main Street URA
    Assisted with the restoration and installation of community art sculpture.
  • Rock Springs Young at Heart
    Restored the community playground.