A great Earth Day activity for families would be to help dig holes for the “Kids Reforesting Forest Knolls” Elementary School project on Saturday, 17 April. Volunteers are requested from 9:00 a.m. to noon to prepare the site for two Girl Scout troops who will complete the planting.
The 27 trees and shrubs installed brings the count to almost 50 new plantings at Forest Knolls in the past year, which are providing learning opportunities for the kids, beautifying the school, and (of course) benefitting our planet.
FYI, costs for this entire project have been covered by grants and donations. The latest donors include Maryland Urban and Community Forestry Committee, Maryland Department of Natural Resources/Tree-mendous Maryland, Stadler Nurseries, and Earth Sangha, a native plant nursery in northern Virginia. A prospective Eagle Scout will mobilize the community to install the new nature trail later this spring. ■See Article on New Nature Trail
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