Texas Roadhouse employees plant trees in Beckley Creek Park and distribute free trees to residents
LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 3, 2018 – Friday, October 5, The Arbor Day Foundation and Texas Roadhouse will plant trees in Beckley Creek Park and distribute free trees to Jefferson Country residents to plant in their yards. The first 225 resident who visit Texas Roadhouse (13321 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Kentucky) on October 6, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. receive a free tree and an opportunity to meet with specially-trained Citizen Forester volunteers to learn instructions for tree planting and long-term maintenance.
"We're thrilled to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to help beautify Louisville and expand our tree canopy both in parks and neighborhoods," says Travis Doster, Texas Roadhouse Vice President of Communications. "As a Louisville-based company, this project is especially meaningful, and we hope to replicate it around the country."
Texas Roadhouse employees will plant 450 trees to preserve the Grand Allee riparian buffer in order to restore a significant area in Beckley Creek Park. Preserving and developing a strong riparian area not only enhances the beauty of the landscape, but also adds to the integrity of the water's edge, playing a critical role in a robust eco-system by slowing run-off during heavy rainfall, defending the bank from erosion and providing food and protection to wildlife.
"We applaud Texas Roadhouse for their tree planting, distributions and stewardship in the communities they serve and for setting such an impressive tree planting goal over the next three years," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "Placing trees in the hands of citizens creates community ownership of tree canopy issues and solutions."
The Louisville planting day is part of an ongoing partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Texas Roadhouse which will plant and distribute more than 50,000 trees in forests and communities through 2021.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.
More information is available at arborday.org.
About Texas Roadhouse
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993 and has more than 525 locations in 49 states and seven countries. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and a lively atmosphere. Texas Roadhouse was consecutively voted #1 Steak by Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Picks Survey in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 and 2018, Forbes Magazine recognized the company as one of America's Best Large Employers. For more information, visit www.texasroadhouse.com.