Donations, Volunteerism Keep Local Trails Pristine

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Olympus Energy is committed to serving as a steward of the community, which means prioritizing both the environment and the public’s health and safety. As part of this commitment, Olympus has donated $10,000 to the Mon/Yough Trail Council (MYTC) over the last two years.

The Council is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1991 to maintain and promote 15 miles of trail extending from McKeesport to the Westmoreland County line. The trail is also a link to the Great Allegheny Passage, which provides 150 miles between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The trail runs along the Youghiogheny River and features locally-owned shops and eateries, picnic areas, water facilities, and campgrounds. Visitors of all ages can safely walk, run, bicycle, cross-country ski, and even ride horses along the well-maintained trail.

Olympus employees had the opportunity in August 2020 to help the MYTC perform much-need maintenance at one of the campgrounds and picnic areas along the trail in Elizabeth Township. The team assisted with spreading mulch, trimming trees, and painting benches.

“Our organization consists only of volunteers who donate their personal time to help maintain 15 miles of trail,” said Tim Banfield, member of the trail maintenance committee. “This is why we heavily rely on donations and membership dues to continue our efforts and carry out our mission. These contributions help us to purchase necessary equipment and materials to mow grass, clean up fallen trees, perform surface patching, keep drainage ditches clear, and manage vegetation. The support we receive from companies like Olympus is vital to our mission. We look forward to continuing this relationship and working together in the future.”

About Olympus Energy

Olympus Energy LLC (“Olympus”) is a privately-held energy company headquartered in Canonsburg that specializes in upstream and midstream development of natural gas resources in the Appalachian Basin. Olympus has a scalable asset base in southwestern Pennsylvania, having assembled over 100,000 largely contiguous and operated acres within the core Marcellus, Utica,and Upper Devonian fairways . Visit www.olympusenergy.com for additional information.