Arbor Day will be celebrated on April 11, this year and more than 620 Fourth Graders in Walla Walla County, will rollup their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of the Fourth Grade Foresters. The project’s goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea-observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. Fourth graders at Berney Elementary, Blue Ridge Elementary, Assumption Catholic School, Edison Elementary, Green Park Elementary, Rogers Adventist School, Sharpstein Elementary School, Waitsburg Elementary, Prescott Elementary, Touchet Elementary and Dixie Elementary. All Elementary Schools in Walla Walla County will receive trees to take home and plant.
Fourth Grade Foresters USA was created to provide a simple and inexpensive way for any individual, business or organization to send the 4th Grade students at an elementary school, home with a tree of their very own to plant and care for. Each fourth grader receives an individually packaged 12”-18” evergreen tree seedling packaged by workers with disabilities. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to improve the community.
The Walla Walla County Conservation District who sponsored the trees said, this is one way we can share the message of our mission with students and their families to help youth build citizenship values and respect for the environment. There are more than 3.5 million 4th Graders in the United States. Together they can begin to plant a forest of their own, a forest that will benefit everyone for generations to come.
Our Motto is “Leave a Legacy, Plant a Tree, according to Marguerite Daltoso, Project Coordinator for the Walla Walla County Conservation District.