Accountants’ volunteer landscaping project |

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A accounting firm in Sioux Falls closed their books for the day on Wednesday to enumerate good deeds.

Eide Bailly employees branched out into the forest to clean up the overgrowth at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum.

“I sit at a desk all day with clients and everything else, so it’s fun to be outside doing all these things,” said Eide Bailly accountant Dylan Hanson.

This arboretum refresh is part of Eide Bailly’s Community Day, when employees leave the office to take part in volunteer projects. Many of the workers are happy to give their green thumbs as a helping hand.

“Personally, I love coming home and walking back behind my home, into my own flower beds, so that’s right in my wheelhouse,” said Beth Feuchtenberger, Eide Bailly’s tax partner.

The arboretum values ​​the hundred volunteers who spread out in the park.

“It’s a big deal for us because we can’t do it all on our own and having a volunteer group like this to come out and spend the day just says a lot about their support for the arboretum and their interest in being outside.” That said Mary Jo Wegner’s interim director Mike Cooper.

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This voluntary commitment helps bring together departments in the company that were previously socially distant due to the pandemic.

“We were at Zoom last year and worked from home. I haven’t seen some of these people for over a year, ”said Feuchtenberger.

These pandemic separated workers have found a common cause by giving back to the community.

“It’s fun to look around at the end of the day and see how much we’ve actually achieved and how it all came together,” said Hanson.

The hard work of the Eide Bailly volunteers has really taken root in the arboretum. Two years ago they took on similar tasks in the park. They had to cancel their Community Day last year because of the pandemic.

Volunteering in the arboretum

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