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September 24, 2010 10:00 ET

National Public Lands Day at Gillies Creek Park

CSX and City Year to Plant 75 Trees, Landscape and Build Benches

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2010) -

What: 
CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX), City Year, and Alliance for Community Trees will plant 75 large trees, landscape and build benches at Gillies Park in Richmond, Virginia. Tree varieties include Dawn Redwood, Yoshino Cherry, Willow Oak, River Birch and more, all native and well adapted to the Virginia landscape. An estimated 100 volunteers will complete the service on National Public Lands Day, a nationwide volunteer effort to enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. Students from Virginia Union University will join the day of service as part of their school's community outreach program.

Who: 
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. Through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving, CSX is committed to supporting the communities where it operates. City Year is a nonprofit AmeriCorps national service organization. Alliance for Community Trees and its local affiliates in 41 states and Canada have planted and cared for 14.9 million trees in cities with help from 4.3 million volunteers.

When: 
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Where: 
Gillies Creek Park
901 Stony Run Road
Richmond, VA 23231

Why:
The planting builds on the railway's "Trees for Tracks" initiative, the company's promise to plant 21,000 trees, one for every mile of track, over the next five years.

How:
CSX is proud to be a National Leadership Sponsor of City Year, an organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world, make a difference in the lives of children and transform schools and neighborhoods throughout the United States.

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