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JOSEPH KEELS ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES NATURE WITH DOMINION ENERGY'S PROJECT PLANT IT!

4/26/2021

First-graders at Joseph Keels Elementary School will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting with assistance from volunteers at Dominion Energy. The students are enrolled in Dominion Energy’s environmental education program, Project Plant It!, which gives each participating student a free tree seedling and a free packet of wildflower seeds designed to attract bees and other pollinators.
 
The event will take place at 9 a.m. on March 30, 2021, at Joseph Keels Elementary School located at 7500 Springcrest Dr. in Columbia. Please note that COVID safety precautions, such as social distancing & face coverings, will be observed.
 
Project Plant It! is a free environmental education program developed by Dominion Energy to teach students about the benefits of trees and pollinators to the ecosystem.
 
The program began in Spring 2007, making Spring 2021 the 15th observance of this award-winning program. From 2007-2021, Dominion Energy has distributed more than 730,000 free planting materials (a combination of trees and wildflower seeds) through Project Plant It!, which is offered in all areas served by Dominion Energy. The pollinator feature was added for the first time in 2021 to celebrate the milestone 15th implementation of Project Plant It!
 
This year, Arbor Day is Friday, April 30 and National Wildflower Week is May 3-7. The website, www.projectplantit.com, includes educational resources and lesson plans about trees and pollinators.