Volunteers revitalize W.Va. school courtyard

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Forty Dominion Energy Transmission Operations employees recently took on a significant environmental and safety improvement project for one area high school in Clarksburg, W.Va. 

School officials from Liberty High contacted Dominion Energy seeking help restoring what is known as the “Senior Court,” an outdoor courtyard that had been closed to students due to unsafe conditions. 

Rallying supplies, contractors and the strength of volunteers, the team got to work. Their improvements included replacing deteriorating decorative stones with recycled rubber surfacing, building a retaining wall, removing poison ivy/oak and unwanted shrubbery, installing new steps to enhance safety for students, applying fresh paint, and removing dysfunctional lights. 

In addition, Dominion Energy created new seating areas where students can now enjoy the open air space in a safe and environmentally friendly setting. 
Students are now able to use this space to read and eat lunch, and plan to hold art and English classes in the spring. 

Ray Seech, director - Area Transmission Operations, highlighted the pride that Dominion Energy feels to be an active education supporter in the community. 

“By partnering with local schools, we hope to encourage area youth by creating learning settings that are safer and more environmentally conscious.”