Genzyme awards grant to Charles River Conservancy


Cambridge Chronicle


The Charles River Conservancy has been working closely with the Genzyme Corporation to restore a long-neglected stretch of the Charles River Parklands. In coordination with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Conservancy’s Volunteer program brought Genzyme employees out to remove a massive amount of invasive bittersweet and buckthorn, prune parkland trees and clear downed limbs on the shoreline between the Western Avenue and River Street bridges.

A team of 25 employees, led by Jesse Gawrys, volunteered over 50 hours to work with the Conservancy on this narrow but highly visible section of the Parklands directly in front of their manufacturing plant in Allston. In support of this effort, Genzyme headquarters in Cambridge generously awarded a G.I.V.E. grant to the Conservancy on behalf of Team Genzyme (Genzyme Invests in Volunteer Efforts). Margaret O’Leary, Community Relations Senior Specialist for Genzyme, reiterated Genzyme’s support – “We thank you for giving our employees the opportunity to work with your organization. We wish you continued success with your important work.”

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