Employees of Viridian Energy volunteered to help protect animal and native plants at the 430-acre Hugh R. Sharp Family Tract near Odessa last week.
Workers from the retail energy supplier that entered the Delaware market last year joined volunteers from the community at Delaware Wild Land's Work and Play Day on April 21, where they helped remove invasive plants from a five-acre area of the Native Chestnut Oak-Hairgrass forest.
Delaware Wild Land is a private, non-profit group dedicated to the conservation and preservation of natural areas through the acquisition and management of strategic parcels. The group purchased the Sharp Farm – a combination of old growth forest, tidal salt march and tillable land – in 2006.
Bordered by U.S. Route 13, Del. Route 1, Old Drawyer's Creek and the Appoquinimink River, the farm serves as a vital habitat for migratory songbirds and waterfowl.