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Nearly 20,000 Students Planting Trees as Part of 'Project Plant It!'

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.

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Comment by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 4, 2008 at 4:48am
Wow! Fellows, I surely appreciate this effort. I was involved myself with massive tree planting before, thru the Ministry of Human Settlements, and it's tough but very intrinsicaly rewarding. But for students, this is wonderful, may your project succeed!
Comment by caleb omolo on May 13, 2008 at 12:35am
This is great I am doing the same thing in my village in Rongo Kenya, How can we team up. In the equator where I come from not many people are concerned with tree planting but we have plenty of rain and trees there can realy benefit the world as far as green house is concern .Please e mail me at jaratengodondi@gmail.com

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