Drive to Revive Arbor Day
Arbor Day will be celebrated on April 24, 2012 this year and more than 240 Fourth Graders in Waupaca & Manawa 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 Waupaca Learning Center and Manawa Elementary Schools will receive trees to take home and plant.
Ann Stern of State Farm Insurance in Waupaca who sponsored the trees said, “I think it is important to support our schools and provide them with resources to enhance the educational experiences of our children.”
“This project is made possible because community business people like Ann Stern covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, the school, or the taxpayer,” Debra Ersch, Cofounder of the Fourth Grade Foresters Project stated. “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 for any individual, business or organization with to send the 4th Grade students at an elementary school home with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Each fourth grader receives an individually packaged 12″-18″ evergreen 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.