Nearly 20,000 elementary students in 217 schools in four states are participating this week in Dominion's Project Plant It! program, a community effort to educate children, plant trees and improve the environment.
More than 15,000 students in Virginia and more than 4,000 students in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are participating in the Project Plant It! partnership among Dominion, the Arbor Day Foundation and selected school districts where the company does business. The program was successfully piloted last year in Virginia and will reach more than twice as many students this year.
The Project Plant It!
program includes classroom lessons and activities about trees. Each child will receive a tree seedling to plant at home or other special place, and some classes will plant trees on school grounds on Arbor Day, which is Friday, April 25. The Virginia Department of Forestry equates Dominion's donation of 20,000 tree seedlings to planting about 40 acres of new forest land.