Spring 2019, teachers and staff from Petersburg Elementary participated in Your Community BMP. The Project Leader and teacher, Julie Colaw, recruited and organized staff that purchased trees to plant at their homes. Petersburg Elementary chose to participate in YourBMP’s Turf-to-Tree program, which provides 1-2 large stock trees to each participant, large and small trees were offered.
In total twelve people participated, each participant purchased 2 trees for a total of 24 trees for the group. On April 13th, Cacapon Institute hosted a tree planting demonstration followed by tree distribution. Participants and community members came together to learn the ins and outs of planting a container tree, ideal planting locations, and the benefits and importance of planting trees within a community.