We love getting the staff and their families together to spend a morning making our community better
Hampton Roads, VA (Vocus) August 19, 2009
Employees from Centennial Contractors Enterprises' Fort Eustis and Fort Monroe offices joined more than 7,000 volunteers to remove nearly 210,000 pounds of debris from 450 miles of Virginia's parks, marshes, creeks, streams, rivers and shorelines during the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Clean the Bay Day.
This is Centennial's second year participating in Clean the Bay Day. Over 60 Centennial staff, subcontractors and family members were part of a group of 134 volunteers who cleaned up the beaches around Fort Monroe. This year's efforts resulted in the collection of more than three tons of debris along the ten miles of shoreline including 3,924 pieces of plastic, 1,107 pieces of Styrofoam and 562 pieces of construction debris.
"We love getting the staff and their families together to spend a morning making our community better," says Tommy Huss, Superintendent at Centennial. "In addition to all that trash, we picked up some interesting things like a glass bottle that likely dates back to the mid-nineteenth century."
This year's Clean the Bay Day saw record turnout with cleanup sites from Northern Virginia to the North Carolina border and from the Shenandoah Valley to Virginia's Eastern Shore. More information about annual event can be found at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Web site, http://www.cbf.org/clean .
About Centennial Contractors Enterprises
For more than 20 years, Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., has been a leader in providing responsive construction solutions supporting government, educational and business facilities and infrastructures, with projects focused on renovation, rehabilitation and repair. Centennial has offices throughout Virginia, including Norfolk, Richmond and its headquarters in Vienna. To learn more, go to http://www.cce-inc.com/Virginia.