Environment Improvement & Trash Removal

By Stephanie L. Phifer

April 22, 2021

Last weekend the Environment Improvement & Trash Removal (EITR) Crew got together to do our small part to make the world a better place. Fueled by coffee, chicken minis, munchkins, and delicious cookies, we worked with the amazing Carroll County Equestrian Councils, some wonderful friends and family, Girl Scouts, Scouts BSA Troop, and Cub Scout Pack to clean up Piney Run Park in Sykesville, MD. We are very grateful for these fabulous people!

So what did we do?!


Trash Pickup

The majority of the group fanned out and canvassed the park for trash to pick up. We traversed several trails and while we were impressed at how little trash we found we managed to fill a couple of trash bags. Carroll County Recreation & Parks graciously provided a truck to take the trash to the dump. Go team!

Rounding Up Heading Out
Jess Soph

Trail Work

Two of the EITR volunteers used gas powered hedge trimmers, and made an enormous impact on the trails to the Northwest of the parking lot that typically become overgrown and unpassable with thorn bushes, etc. 20 points if you can find both volunteers in the picture below!

Heading Out

Trashy Photo Shoot

We spent a lot of time working together so obviously we needed some trashy evidence.

Trashy Finishing Up Jon

We are super proud to be involved in helping our community one piece of trash at a time. Have a Happy Earth day and if you have the opportunity take a minute to clean up the environment and soak in the sun.

Stephanie Phifer is CTO and founding partner of EITR Technologies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a Minor in Vocal Music Performance from Hood College in Frederick, MD in 2008. Stephanie entered the engineering world as an Intern for Harris Corporation in 2007 through the National Security Scholarship Program. Over her career, she has grown through the stack from UI Design and Development to Service Layer Engineering to Database and Big Data Systems. Her most recent focus has been Cloud based Enterprise Big Data Systems and Analytics supported by robust Automation and Orchestration capabilities. When she is not being a complete nerd she can be found jamming with her favorite local musicians or “momming” for her wonderful husband, two amazing daughters, and their pets.