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.