Erik Vreeland, STEAM teacher at Fountaindale Elementary, had this to say about what the students shared, "Students from Fountaindale Elementary had the opportunity to demonstrate that they are environmentally literate citizens through the work that they have done within their local environment, community, and the Chesapeake Bay."
This tree planting is part of the
Washington County Division of Environmental Management’s
overall Clean County Initiative. Alex Reed, watershed specialist for Washington County Division of Environmental Management, had this to share about the health of our environment, “Whether it is the multiple stream buffer plantings, the wetland construction, or any of the countless lessons that are learned inside and outside of the classrooms, the students, teachers, administration, and support staff here at Fountaindale have continued to have a positive impact within our community by taking ownership of their piece of earth. The health of one little stream may not seem important, but the idea of all things being connected tells us that by making our backyard a better place, we are making the world a better place. All of us and our neighbors downstream deserve clean water. For all of the effort that Fountaindale Elementary has put into that goal, the County is grateful.”
The tree planting, that involves over one hundred new trees being planted, has been postponed to later this week on a day where no rain is in the forecast.
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