Dighton-Rehoboth students make their community a little greener

NORTH DIGHTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Dighton-Rehoboth students are partnering with the nonprofit organization Tree-Plenish to help make their community more sustainable.

Students in the environmental club are taking the steps to remove their carbon footprint from the past academic school year.

The school plans to plant 400 saplings on April 29. Trees will be planted at all schools in the district and in participating residents’ yards.

Residents can choose between eastern redbud, flowering dogwood, and sugar maple saplings.

“Not only were we going to be able to help the environment, but there was also a curricular aspect to it where they were going to be able to help our younger people to be able to learn to be stewards of the earth,” said Superintendent Bill Runey.

The environmental club needs over $1,000 in donations and sponsorships to reach their goal.

Anyone who would like to order a tree or donate financially instead can visit treeplenish.typeform.com. The deadline to order trees is March 29.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen Rose, Environmental Club advisor, at krose@drregional.org.

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