Drive to Revive Arbor Day

Arbor Day is celebrated on Friday, February 13th this year and more than 440 4th graders in Ocean Springs will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of the Lions Club of Ocean Springs 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 Upper Elementary School in Ocean Springs will receive trees to plant at the school and to take home and plant.

The Lions Club of Ocean Springs has sponsored the trees. President Teresa Wieck stated, “This project is made possible because community business leaders in the Lions Club of Ocean Springs covered the cost of each of the individually packaged pine trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, the school, or the taxpayer. It is another wonderful way to show our support for the community, education and the environment.”

The Lions Club of Ocean Springs Members will deliver 450 trees to the Upper Elementary fourth graders in Ocean Springs on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. They will give each fourth grader’s class a bit of history and facts about Arbor Day. Each student will receive an individually packaged 12”-18” Loblolly pine tree seedling packaged by workers with disabilities. Now tree planting is even more important than ever. Trees take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and clean the air we breathe. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to improve the community.

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