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Building Bonds in our Community!

On June 10, 2021, Thirty Lubrizol volunteers from 3 Northeast Ohio plants took part in Lubrizol’s annual Building Bonds Day.  Building Bonds is a day Lubrizol sets aside to provide support for local non-profit agencies by providing free labor and materials for their wish list items.  The Mentor Marsh Nature Preserve was the adopted site of one project this year.  Blackbrook Creek running through the Lubrizol Painesville facility is part of the watershed for the Marsh, and a large part of why we choose to partner with them to protect this amazing nature preserve.   

Nature Preserve employees worked alongside us and expressed their appreciation for all the wish list projects that we accomplished for them in one day and the quality of the completed projects.  

Among the jobs we accomplished during our project:

Landscaping: clearing the grounds of accumulated debris (we filled a 20-yard dumpster twice!), weeding, mulching, trimming overgrown trees & bushes, lining garden beds with landscaping rocks, building compost area, and creating large paths for Marsh all-terrain vehicles

Carpentry: rebuilding a porch and deck and replacing dilapidated steps with new deck.  Replaced fascia and gutters in two areas.

Painting: painting outside cedar shake on building and storage shed

Electrical: replacing/upgrading outside lighting with LED lights

Below are photos from our 2021 Building Bonds project.  Click on the collage to the right for a snapshot of the locations we have supported with volunteers from 2010 – 2019.   

Volunteer Drew Bihary painting trim and shake siding
Ryan Facchine and Dave Watson complete railing on front deck replacement
Completed front deck on the Mentor Marsh Nature Preserve building
Volunteers add plants and mulch to increase pollinators to Nature Preserve gardens.
Joe Schiciano and Pat Aquila work on replacing the awning on the front of the Nature Center building.
Front: Finished landscaping area. Back: Volunteer crews work to complete their tasks.
Troy Conant, Todd Getzy and Ryan Facchine work on railing to complete front deck.
Charlene Power and Johnnie Thomlison finish painting shed
Before and After at Mentor Marsh