Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has renewed its partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to revitalise and repair the Hank Aaron State Trail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Pike Lake Hiking Trail in Hartford, Wisconsin.
Volunteers from Alcami's Germantown, Wisconsin Center of Excellence for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development, scale-up and commercialisation will work alongside Wisconsin DNR trail coordinators and park superintendents to renovate the popular state trails.
"We are very pleased to expand our environmental preservation campaign with the Wisconsin DNR, following last year's successful restoration project in the Kettle Moraine State Forest," said Alcami Chief Operating Officer, Ted Dolan, who oversees the company's environmental health and safety (EHS) division. "We are extremely proud of our employee volunteers, and hope they inspire likeminded businesses and members of the community to join our efforts to protect, enhance and maintain these important natural habitats."
They are also a great opportunity to inspire teamwork and help employees bond over a common passion of protecting the environment
"These stewardship projects are not only a great way to give back to park system properties people enjoy using throughout the year, they are also a great opportunity to inspire teamwork and help employees bond over a common passion of protecting the environment and expanding recreational opportunities for everyone," said Wisconsin State Park System Friends and Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Hutchens.
This July, Alcami volunteers helped plant and develop rain gardens around a high-traffic entrance to the Hank Aaron State Trail. The access point, utilised by bicyclists and pedestrians alike, was overrun with weeds and invasive plant life. In the fall, Alcami will send a team back to the Pike Lake Hiking Trail to aid the construction of a new sustainable course around a hazardous, eroded portion of the trail. In 2017, Alcami workers helped transform a weathered segment of the trail into a quality, environmentally sound pathway.
In addition to environmentally responsible green initiatives, Alcami actively participates in a variety of Greater Metro Milwaukee volunteer and community outreach programmes, partnering with organisations such as United Way, STEM Forward, Hunger Task Force, Aurora Health Care Foundation, local universities and chambers of commerce and other area nonprofits to improve citizens' quality of life.