The BNSF Railway Foundation continues to support the communities across the 28 states through which BNSF operates, and where BNSF employees live, work and volunteer. Recent contributions include:

Enriching Green Spaces on Arbor Day
The BNSF Railway Foundation recently partnered with the Downtown Spokane Partnership and Arbor Day Foundation to enrich green spaces in downtown Spokane to celebrate Arbor Day. BNSF helped add greenery to planters in the downtown area for residents and visitors to enjoy. The planting sites include six raised planters at Riverfront Park, in what is the most significant renovation in the park’s history.

Supporting Outdoor Experiences for Youth
BNSF is striving to help provide children in Sandpoint, Idaho with outdoor experiences. Friends of Stidwell, part of the Sandpoint Kiwanis Club, recently received a grant of $8,325.00 from the BNSF Railway Foundation to develop a new campsite called Camp Wilderness. The campsite aims to offer kids hiking, camping and outdoor skills while teaching them to appreciate conservation, wilderness and the planet’s natural resources.

Touch-a-Truck with BNSF
The Women’s Service League of North Central Washington’s annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser lets kids get up close and personal with dozens of different vehicles to learn about the machinery and the people who build, protect and serve Wenatchee. BNSF supported the event and was in attendance with a service truck to show kids how the vehicles keep our rails safe.

Celebrating Culture at Zoo for All
The BNSF Railway Foundation served as a sponsor for Woodland Park Zoo’s Zoo for All: Celebrating Our Cultures on May 18. The global-themed celebration gave the nearly 9,000 guests the opportunity to explore 30 different cultural organizations, resources and performers including musical and dance groups. Guests also had animal encounters and were able to meet with event sponsors at the resource fair.