In celebration of Colorado Arbor Day on April 20, more than 190 fourth graders in Delta will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters.
The project's goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea — observation of Arbor Day in America's schools. Fourth graders at Lincoln and Garnet Mesa elementary schools in Delta will receive trees to take home and plant.
The City of Delta and its parks department are sponsoring this project, to give all fourth graders a chance to raise a tree they can call their own. They will be able to watch it grow, and someday share the tree with their children.
"This project is made possible because the city's parks department covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so there is no cost to the students, the teachers or the schools," said Debra Ersch, cofounder of the Fourth Grade Foresters project. "It's a wonderful way to show support for the community, education and the environment."
Fourth Grade Foresters USA was created to provide a simple and inexpensive way to send the fourth grade students home with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Each fourth grader receives an individually packaged 12- to 18-inch evergreen tree seedling packaged by workers with disabilities.
Tree planting is more important than ever. Trees take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and clean the air we breathe. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to improve the community.blog comments powered by Disqus