From coast to coast, MUFG employees are committed to environmental conservation. For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) employees in New York City participated in park cleanup events as part of MUFG’s Global Volunteer Month.
On a Saturday morning in November, more than 40 MUFG employees from New York and New Jersey, including partners and friends, gathered at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island just east of Manhattan. The team, led by Managing Director Johs Worsoe, Head of Investment Banking and Markets for the Americas, ventured into a stretch of wetland to clear out almost 12 cubic yards of invasive reeds.
Worsoe, who led the New York collaboration with SCA said, “Randall’s Island is so important for the kids in New York City. Beyond the baseball fields and tennis center, there are beautiful wetlands. They need to be protected and that is what MUFG and SCA did on Saturday.”
A week later, 20 colleagues from northern California gathered at Buena Vista Park. The oldest park in San Francisco, Buena Vista is known for its high elevation and sweeping views, yet over time has fallen victim to erosion. Bank volunteers worked with park staff to place more than 50 bales of hay on the steep slopes to hold down sand and slow the flow of water in stormy weather. This is critical work as the approaching El Niño season is predicted to be especially severe.