On a bright and cool February morning, Apache employees gathered in Glenshire Park to celebrate the City of Houston’s 37th Annual Arbor Day Celebration. Volunteers from across the city joined together to plant and mulch 1,000 native trees throughout the park.
“The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is proud of our long and transformative partnership with Apache Corporation,” said Kenneth Allen, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department. “The company’s commitment to expanding Houston’s tree canopy has improved the city in so many ways – from cleaner air and water quality, to greener neighborhoods. This is a partnership that we hope continues to change Houston for the better in the years to come.”
Apache has been an active partner of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and its Urban Forestry program since 2007. Through the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program, we have donated more than 450,000 trees in the greater Houston area and this year reached a significant milestone of 5 million trees donated to parks, non-profits and government agencies in the United States.
Clay Bretches, EVP of operations, attended the celebration. He thanked volunteers for their hard work and shared his excitement, “this is an event we look forward to each year because at Apache, we love to share our love of trees – especially with the City of Houston, our hometown.”