Dutra came to the aid of The Trust for Public Land who was constructing a new community garden in Marin to replace the one that had been lost when San Rafael’s Pickleweed Community Center expanded.
Most of the funds had been raised, along with numerous donations of material and labor but when it came to start up day “plans fell thru” and the Trust was without a material supplier. No materials would mean a "no start" to the project, due to lack of funding to cover any shortfall.
One call from Supervisor Steve Kinsey to Aimi Dutra and the project was back on track with over $6500 of materials (asphalt, rip rap, base and drain rock) being provided by Dutra’s San Rafael Rock Quarry.
San Pedro Cove Pathway
Earlier this year a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the culmination of an eight year joint effort by the San Pedro Cove HOA and the Bay Area Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to create an attractive public pathway in the open space property owned by the San Pedro Cove's residents.
Funds were limited and a significant amount of material was needed to complete the Community’s vision. Dutra’s San Rafael Rock Quarry stepped in and donated the $6000 of materials needed to build the looping pathway so that the residents of San Pedro Cove and all its neighbors could enjoy the view of the Bay in a peaceful setting
Dutra recently received the 2012 Mass Mutual Citizenship award recognizing the partnership between Dutra Group and Heads Up San Rafael public education foundation.
Dutra was recognized for its numerous hours of volunteerism and for its significant financial support to this local non-profit.