Salt Lake County Elem. School Tree Plantings Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
We will be at 5 Utah elementary schools planting trees to shade playspaces, create parks and more scenic classroom views, and reduce heat island effect. Upper level elementary students will also partake in a service learning project teaching how to plant and care for trees. All of these school plantings and in-class education celebrations are in Salt Lake County. Smith’s Food & Drug Company, Granite Education Foundation, and the Granite School District are sponsoring.


Dates: September 30 & October 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Oquirrh Hills Elementary School.
Dates: October 1 & 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: South Kearns Elementary School.
Dates: October 7 & 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: West Kearns Elementary School.
Dates: October 9 & 10, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Western Hills Elementary School.
Dates: October 14 & 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: David Gorley Elementary School.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Ann Mildenhall
September 29, 2008
Salt Lake County One Million Trees
(801) 468-3570
myannias@graniteschools.org
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Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory