On Saturday, Sept. 19th, about 30 volunteers, including Alon employees, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, and some of the #FreeStriveFuel contest winners and their families, planted an entire new ecosystem along the Bosque as a result of the Strive Fuel program. That means that just because you have chosen to pump your gas at Alon 7-Eleven stations in Albuquerque, we were able to do this!
Eric Corley, Regional Manager of Alon 7-Eleven stations, and Maryann Garrett, with Strive Fuel, presented the Grand Prize winner, Rudy Arviso, of the #FreeStriveFuel contest with a YEAR’s worth of free gas!
Rudy Arviso was excited about the free gas, but was most excited about being able to improve his community [through Strive Fuel and Alon 7-Eleven], spend time with his family on a beautiful Saturday morning, and plant a tree with his son Dillon, in hopes that he can come back to the spot in a few years when the trees grow to be tall, and reminisce with him.
Matthew Peterson, the Forestry Supervisor of the City of Albuquerque, lead the planting by explaining the importance of planting in that particular area. He explained that the area has been dried up, and our goal is to bring the area back to life to provide a habitat for animals, to reinforce the beautification efforts being made, and to bring more green to the Bosque. If you’ve never biked along the trail nearby, you’re missing out! Maybe you’ll see some of our newly planted trees when you do.
We had an awesome group, fueled by lots of coffee of course, that helped make the tree planting a possibility! Shout out to Tree New Mexico
for making such a commitment to maintaining Albuquerque’s environment.
If you’re thinking, “that looks really fun…” You’re right. If you want to join in on the fun next time, fill out our volunteer form
, and we’ll let you know when our next tree planting is!
Thanks for embracing Strive Fuel in the Albuquerque community. Keep pumping at Alon 7-Eleven stations to drive clean and breathe easy!