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Media: Reginald Durant, Director of Restoration, Back To Natives Restoration, (949) 335-8655

More than 100 volunteers will gather tomorrow to plant 160 trees in honor of Earth Day and to mark Wells Fargo’s 160th anniversary

Santa Ana, Calif. (April 20, 2012) – Back to Natives Restoration today announced a $10,000 donation from Wells Fargo in support of the nonprofit’s efforts to preserve and restore Orange County and California’s wild lands through local education and restoration projects. The grant will be celebrated with the planting of 160 trees at Santiago Park in Santa Ana, Calif., in honor Earth Day and Wells Fargo’s milestone anniversary of 160 years of helping customers succeed financially and communities thrive. More than 100 Wells Fargo team members who are active members of the company’s local Volunteer Chapter, their friends and family, will participate in the effort.

“Wells Fargo is a company that cares about our communities and is supportive of local nonprofits like Back to Natives Restoration, who strives to preserve the rich and diverse natural resources of Orange County’s native habitat,” said Ben Alvarado, Orange County Coastal Community Bank president. “We are committed to working toward integrating environmental stewardship in all we do while promoting the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for everyone in our communities.”

Founded as a banking and express company on March 18, 1852, in New York City, Wells Fargo opened its first western office on the waterfront of Gold Rush San Francisco on July 13, 1852, the site of the company’s current headquarters. With the merger of Wachovia, Wells Fargo once again serves customers coast to coast. To learn more about Wells Fargo’s 160-year history, visit or

About Back to Natives

Back to Natives Restoration, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the restoration and conservation of Orange County and California wild lands, though education and restoration programs featuring native plants as a centralizing theme. For more information, please visit or call 949-509-4787.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (, and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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4 thoughts on “Wells Fargo volunteers planting over 100 trees at Santiago Park today”
  1. Kudos to Wells Fargo and to the volunteers who are planting these trees. The Santiago Creek Greenway Alliance is also using volunteers to plant native trees along the recently-completed 8.5-mile bike trial in Orange (generally along Santiago Creek). However, we have to carry water to these trees for about 1 year until they get established. I wonder how the newly planted trees in Santiago Park are going to be watered. Does Santa Ana have a water line in the vicinity or do volunteers have to carry water to them?

    1. LOL! A lot of things that go on at that park are on the “down low.” But I suspect the trees were planted on the nature reserve side of the park.

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