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Local Schools Celebrate Arbor Day

Rocky Point Arbor DayRecently, Supervisor Ed Romaine (center, left) and Councilwoman Jane Bonner (center) joined the Rocky Point Lions Club at the Wading River Elementary School (pictured) and the Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School to speak with students about Arbor Day and to hand out tree seedlings. The Lions Club sponsored the event to renew interest in Arbor Day while enhancing our local environment. More than 900 fourth grade students from five north shore schools are joining students across the nation by taking home a free Norway spruce tree seedling to plant at their homes as part of the “Fourth Grade Foresters USA” program, which was created to provide a simple and inexpensive way for any individual, business or organization to send the fourth grade students home with a tree of their own to plant and care for.
In 2016, the Town was designated as a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation and in his 2015 State of the Town Address, Supervisor Romaine announced his “Greening Brookhaven” initiative to plant 10,000 trees by 2020.

 

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