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Protecting the watershed

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3:42 pm

This week, 115 sixth-graders from Richmond County Middle School, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, put their watershed lessons into action by planting trees on their school campus.

The students and faculty worked with Brent Hunsinger, Student Project Coordinator for Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), to select the best spot to plant the trees. Students then planted 12 trees along the border of an empty field next to their school building.

Students are directly improving their school’s environmental impact. Sixth-grade science teacher Patricia Ptucha was thrilled to see “how important it is to my students that they are contributing their time to better our school and community through this ‘green’ project. It’s one more step in helping them become good stewards of our land and waterways.”

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 12/4/19