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Oak Hill Students “Plant It” With Dominion

On Arbor Day, April 26, the third-graders at Oak Hill Elementary School had a chance to get their hands dirty and plant some trees. It was all part of Dominion Virginia Power’s environmental program Project Plant It!, a fun and educational way to help the children learn about trees and the environment.  

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Marie Tarlecky, a groundsperson for Dominion Virginia Power, helps third-grade Oak Hill student Holly Stewart.

Thousands of elementary students in Northern Virginia, including many third-graders in Fairfax County, were enrolled in Project Plant It! this spring. Teachers got a kit of lesson plans and other instructional tools that aligned with state learning standards for math, science and other subjects. Dominion also provided the students with their own redbud tree seedling to take home on Arbor Day.

Since 2007, Project Plant It! has distributed more than 160,000 tree seedlings to students in several states where the company operates. For more information or to view videos and games about trees, visit www.projectplantit.com.