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September 24, 2004 > NUMMI Plants for the Future at Quarry Lakes

NUMMI Plants for the Future at Quarry Lakes

On a cool Saturday September morning, 100 volunteers from NUMMI gathered above Rainbow Lake at Quarry Lakes to plant a one acre grove of Valley Oak and Coast Live Oak that will shade future visitors and beautify the shoreline. The grove planting was accompanied by a grant of $25,000 to cover costs of the trees, benches and equipment and additional use by the East Bay Regional Park District. This was the fourth time that NUMMI has volunteered labor and materials to the East Bay Regional Parks for environmental projects.

A brief dedication ceremony followed the planting and grading of 50 trees during which President Yuki Azuma, accompanied by his wife, Yuriko, commented that NUMMI strives to be a "good corporate neighbor." The ceremony also marked the 20th anniversary for NUMMI and the 70th anniversary of the East Bay Regional Park District.

Park Supervisor, Jim Larrance proudly watched the action and indicated that in five to ten years, the grove will mature and present a markedly different landscape along the shoreline. A marker designates the grove and one bench has been located near the trees while another is due to be installed soon.

NUMMI plans volunteer projects twice each year, one focusing on environmental concerns and another on community service. Those interested in applying for a NUMMI grant and volunteer project should retrieve and fill out an application found at:

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