Delaware North teams at Grand Canyon National Park, Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club and Orange City Racing & Card Club this week got an early start on Earth Day by participating in conservation and cleanup events in their respective Arizona and Florida communities.

Associates from a pair of Delaware North-owned-and-operated gaming venues in Florida, Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club and Organge City Racing & Card Club, got an early start on celebrating Earth Day this year. The group collected glass, plastic and other debris at Frank Rendon Park.

Delaware North associates from the Grand Canyon — including operations in the park and the company-operated Starbucks in nearby Tusayan, Ariz. — volunteered for two hours on April 17 at the National Park Service Native Plant Nursery. Volunteers moved plants and mulch and transplanted seedlings. The plants grown in the nursery are used to revegetate areas in the park that have been disturbed by construction projects and other factors.

Associates at the Grand Canyon are also participating in two other initiatives: the Grand Canyon Green Team’s All-Community Litter pick-up (today), and the annual National Park Service Earth Day celebration, which takes place Saturday.

Delaware North associates from Grand Canyon National Park volunteer at the National Park Service Native Plant Nursery as part of Earth Day celebrations.

Associates at Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club, Orange City Racing & Card Club and Orange City’s onsite restaurant, Jake’s 29 Sports Bar and Grill, on April 17 conducted a beach cleanup at Frank Rendon Park on the Daytona Beach shores. The four-hour cleanup was followed by a barbecue for associates.

In addition, the gaming properties’ GuestPath teams are planting a citrus tree in honor of the holiday.