Trees by the Shore Program
Our eleven year old son took part in an excellent program with his school last week. 200 students from five different elementary schools spent the day planting 1500 trees in the Ellen's Creek watershed area. What a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about the environment and how to work to help sustain the amount of trees in their area! They also learned how trees play an important role in the eco system. The students each came home with native seedlings such as yellow birch, red oak, hemlock and white spruce from the J. Frank Gaudet Nursery. They can then plant these trees in their own yards and watch them grow. The City of Charlottetown is holding a contest for students who decide to plant their trees. If they take a photo of themselves planting the tree and submit it to the Mayor's Office by June 11th with their name, phone number and school name, they have a chance to win a family pass and ride coupons to Old Home Week in August. If students don't have an available green space to plant their tree, they can contact Beth Hoar who is parkland conservationist with the city.
Schools who took part in the tree planting were: L.M. Montgomery, Ecole Francois Buote, West Kent, Parkdale and Spring Park Elementary.