Pennsylvania Game Commission Offers 'Seedlings For Schools' Program
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced the agency again will be helping Commonwealth school students learn about the vital role of trees in the environment through its "Seedlings for Schools" program, through which students plant a variety of tree seedlings at home, on school grounds or in their communities.
"Seedlings for Schools has become a great way to get Pennsylvania's youth interested or more engaged in doing something beneficial for wildlife and the environment," Roe noted. "We're grateful to our program business partners who cover the cost of shipping seedlings and to the growing number of schools that are getting involved with this important program. Every time a tree seedling gets planted, wildlife and the environment win.
"In 2012, we shipped seedlings to 569 schools. More than 100,000 students participated. The number of seedlings shipped to schools totaled 124,375."
Orders will be accepted from Feb. 25 to Mar. 29 through the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on "Seedlings for Schools."
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