Arborjet and Ecologel Solutions LLC, Ocala, Florida-based plant health care solutions and water conservation management providers, have announced they will be an official 2019 Silver sponsor of Cleveland-based Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program. This is a need based program for active-duty deployed service members. In 2018, the program engaged close to 1,500 active volunteers, who helped more than 700 military families maintain their home lawns. Since its inception, more than 11,000 military families and 6,000 contractors have registered for the program.
Ecologel is a natural fit for the program as they are a premier developer and manufacturer of innovative products for water conservation. One of its flagship products, Hydretain is a soil moisture management technology that is designed to drastically reduce watering requirements of turfgrasses, trees, shrubs, flowers, indoor and outdoor plants and agricultural plants by as much as 50 percent or more!
As part of this sponsorship, Ecologel has committed to provide free Hydretain products to help maintain the lawns and landscapes of deployed military personnel, while also helping them reduce their water bills. Through GreenCare for Troops, military personnel can request lawn and landscaping services during their period of deployment. Lawn and landscape professionals volunteer to provide those services and once they are matched, volunteers will receive access to coupons for free Hydretain products.
“We are proud to support Project EverGreen as their mission aligns with our philosophy of preserving green spaces, including lawns, trees, parks and communities in a sustainable way. Additionally, our products offer ideal solutions, particularly Hydretain which allows for far less watering to maintain healthy landscapes,” says Ecologel President Rick Irwin. ”We look forward to working with this impactful program as we strongly believe in supporting our troops. Helping them to maintain their lawns is just one small way we feel we can make a meaningful contribution.”
Project EverGreen is a national nonprofit organization committed to creating a “greener, healthier, cooler Earth by supporting the creation, renovation and revitalization of managed yards, parks and public green spaces that result in healthier, happier people.”
“We feel fortunate to have Ecologel on board as a sponsor working toward the common goal of preserving ‘green spaces’ while supporting GreenCare for Troops across the country. Our goal is to create environments that bring families, neighbors, and communities together. We build and support communities by shaping the natural world in such a way that our neighbors today, and future generations may enjoy and appreciate,” stated Cindy Code, executive director Project EverGreen.