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Last Updated: October 2, 2020

Cultivating worker passion is a consistent goal at Fiber Optic Center, Inc. (FOC). As a company that is built on a culture of giving back, we are thankful to witness how helping others in need has a positive impact on our inspiring employees.

Corporate Citizen

Though FOC has always supported its local community, non-profit organizations and our industry, annual donations and hours of volunteerism were somewhat private before launching the FOC Corporate Citizen. Through FOC Corporate Citizen we have brought greater awareness and support to the causes we care so deeply about.

The latest event FOC is supporting is through the participation of our own Michael Thorpe, Customer Service Manager, and Zane Fitzgerald, Inside Sales, who are both cycling in this weekend’s Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. You might recognize Zane’s name from the article, Keeping Pace Over the Hurdles – Our Corporate Citizen and the Boston Marathon. He has been busy making impressive impacts this year!

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Buzzards Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It is approximately 28 miles (45 kilometers) long by 8 miles (12 kilometers) wide and since 1914, connected to Cape Cod Bay by the Cape Cod Canal. Buzzards Bay is one of the most beautiful coastal waterways on the East Coast but under constant threat from dangers like nitrogen pollution, oil spills, and disappearing forests and wetlands.

In 1988, under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts designated Buzzards Bay to the National Estuary Program, as “an estuary of national significance” that is threatened by pollution and land development.

In 2003 an oil spill of 98,000 gallons of oil leaked from a barge, destroying much of the shellfish business and killing many birds in this area.

The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride finds our FOC team doing their part by joining hundreds of others in cycling around the Bay to raise funds for and awareness of the need to restore and protect clean water in our community.

Through this challenging event, the combination of FOC’s corporate sponsorship, Michael’s fundraising and Zane’s fundraising hopes to make a difference in helping to protect clean water for all of us and for future generations.

The city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, FOC’s headquarters, is a historically significant port on Buzzards Bay; it was the world’s most successful whaling ports during the early and mid-19th century, and has been the nation’s most productive fishing port for the last several years. We are proud of our team’s passion to fight pollution, permanently protect natural areas, harness the power of science, and increase access to the outdoors for all people. Go Michael and Zane!

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
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