Through the 20th annual Plant-a-Tree program, the
Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Cornell
Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Program gave
away more than 5,000 tree seedlings on April 21 and 22, 2011. The program was funded by
Entergy Nuclear Northeast and the Oswego County Federation of
Educational materials, posters, and trees were given to Oswego
County students in grades kindergarten through five, whose teachers
registered for the program. A total of 230 teachers and 5,000
students from 14 different schools participated.
The goal of Plant-a-Tree is to have students gain an understanding
of the importance of trees in our environment. Students are provided
with a hands-on opportunity to be environmental stewards as they are
encouraged to plant the seedling at home or as a class project
around school grounds or on community property.