(ESSEX, ON) – The Town of Essex and members of the Essex Communities in Bloom Committee will partner with students and staff for a special Legacy Tree Planting event today at area schools. Participating are Colchester North Public School, St Anthony Catholic Elementary School, École Élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Ursule, Harrow Public School, Holy Name Catholic Elementary School, and Essex Public School.
The Legacy Tree Planting Program is designed to allow the senior graduating class at each school to plant a tree in honour of Earth Day and present it as a gift to the Senior Kindergarten class.
The program is intended to help create a legacy of environmental awareness over the course of a student’s academic life at the school, while also encouraging students to take pride in their community by enhancing and beautifying green spaces.
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, each school will be planting Red Maples.