Through the 27th annual Plant-a-Tree program, the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program gave away more than 3,900 tree seedlings on April 18 and 19, 2018. The program was funded by Entergy Nuclear Northeast and the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.
Educational materials, posters, and trees were given to Oswego County students in grades pre-kindergarten through five, whose teachers registered for the program. A total of 209 teachers and 4,119 students from 14 different schools participated.
The goal of Plant-a-Tree is to have students gain an understanding of the importance of trees in our environment. Students are provided with a hands-on opportunity to be environmental stewards as they are encouraged to plant the seedling at home or as a class project around school grounds or on community property.
April 2018: Plant-a-Tree sponsors and coordinators L to R: E. Schreiner, co-cordinator, Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, K. Harris, sponsor, Exelon Generation, M. Cali, Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, sponsor, L. Brosch, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program