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    Cargill Employees Going Green for Earth Day

    Cargill donating more than $28,000 to local activities

    Northwest Arkansas Cargill employees are in the midst of a two-month series of environmental conservation and improvement activities to support Earth Day.

    The campaign kicked off on April 12, as the group collaborated with the Arkansas Canoe Club and the Washington County Extension Service, to clean up the area's Scull Creek.

    Activities will conclude with participation in the Nature Conservancy's Corporate Council on Conservations May 20 spring meeting and luncheon.

    Scores of Cargill employees will participate in numerous events and activities that benefit the environment in Northwest Arkansas, according to Springdale, Ark.-based Cargill. In addition, during this period Cargill is donating a total of more than $28,000 to fund environmental activities throughout the region.

    Other activities include volunteering to help with the Illinois River Watershed Partnership Day, Cargill-sponsored rain barrel workshops, recycling cell phones to create funds for a tree-planting effort, an Ozark Nature Science Center Rain Garden Planting, and providing Cargill employees with seed packets for use in building their own rain gardens.

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