Corvias Employee Uses Paid Volunteer Time to Restore The Grace Brown Nature Trail

October 21, 2021

Caring for the families and communities of the 13 military installations in nine states where Corvias provides military housing is a top priority. Employees often volunteer for group weekend projects. In addition, Corvias team members receive up to eight hours of paid volunteer time each year to volunteer during the work week. The program is called VTIME and encourages employees to give back to the communities in which they live and serve.

Recently, the Corvias team at Hurlburt Field volunteered to help repair the boardwalks, signage and other areas along the Grace Brown Nature Trail that were severely damaged from Hurricane Sally last year. This lush, coastal wetland along the Santa Rosa Sound is home to countless plants and wildlife. 

Julie Crowell, Leasing and Resident ManagerCorvias Leasing & Resident Manager Julie Crowell says she jumped at the opportunity to step into nature during the work week to serve a mission she knows will make a big difference. “Ever since I was a child, I brought home all types of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife to nurse back to health.  When the opportunity to assist the Hurlburt Field Natural Resources team in restoring the Grace Brown Nature Trail, I was ready! Hurlburt Field is home to a diverse population of wildlife and I was honored to help with this very important project,” Julie said. 

The Grace Brown Nature Trail is the only nature trail at Hurlburt Field. The 1.5 mile trail meanders through the Santa Rosa Sound’s maritime hammocks, along coastal marsh, and through pine sand hills. #corviasgivesback