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Challenger Elementary in Tamarac planting trees for Arbor Day

Florida’s state Arbor Day will be celebrated on January 15th this year and over 15,000 Fourth Grade Foresters all across Florida will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree.  The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters of Florida.  The project goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea – observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools.  Fourth graders at Challenger Elementary School in Tamarac will be receiving 155 trees to take home and plant.

Tamarac’s Mayor, Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco, stated, “In Tamarac we are proud of our environmental conservation – from solar powered lighting to a community garden and everything in-between – and the Fourth Grade Foresters program is a wonderful, natural, extension of those efforts.”

“This project is made possible because communities like Tamarac cover the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, or the school,”  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 sealed in a polybag by workers with disabilities. Each package will include information about Florida’s Arbor Day, planting and care instructions, and the name of its sponsor.

Now in the era of global warming and air pollution, tree planting is even more important than ever.  Trees take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere to help reduce warming and clean the air we breathe.  Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to address the problem.

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  4. Tamarac Parks and Recreation wins two awards
  5. Tamarac Certified a Gold Level Green Local Government

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jan 11 2010. Filed under Broward County, Environmental, Families, Local news, Schools, Tamarac. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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