Styron’s Dalton, Georgia site achieves “Wildlife at Work” recertification from the Wildlife Habitat Council
November 26, 2012
Several employees(Kurt Klingbeil,
Jennifer Childs, Robin Williams, and
Kim Stone) enlisted their children to build
bluebird nesting boxes. The boxes
were then installed and many employees
participated in monitoring bluebird nesting
for several months.
WHC Sign posted after you enter the
plant to let everyone know our site status.
Styron's Dalton, Georgia site achieves "Wildlife at Work" recertification from the Wildlife Habitat Council
For about 15 years the Styron Dalton site has participated in a wildlife habitat enhancement program through the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). The 420 acre site has more than 300 acres of natural habitat populated by deer, turkeys and several species of birds.
Each year about 30% of the employees participate in a bird box monitoring program. Every week, for about 14 weeks, volunteer employees gather data from more than 30 bird boxes on eggs, nesting, hatched birds and adult birds in the area. The information is then sent to Cornell's Lab of Ornithology for further research work.
"The Dalton site rests on a beautiful piece of land. This program supports the natural habitat in the area and gives employees a chance to participate in maintaining it," said Kim Stone, Latex Production Leader, Styron Dalton. "This year's program was special because we involved our own children and the local Boy Scout troop to help build the bird boxes and gain an appreciation for the local wildlife."
Depicts a couple of bluebird
eggs in one of the boxes.