Pawtucket Times: Students help keep Central Falls green

By Jonathan Bissonnettearbor_day_planting.jpg

CENTRAL FALLS – After departing from Calcutt Middle School, students in Central Falls will proceed down Perry Street to Summer Street, where they will continue their education at Central Falls High School.

However, a group of approximately 60 students from the middle school and high school, along with students from Scituate High School, on Friday morning ensured that the students’ trek down Perry Street would be a shady, tree-lined stroll, as the communities came together to plant 15 trees.

Friday’s planting was a continuation of “Operation Tree Hugger”, an initiative which kicked off last year with a similar planting event that created an urban arboretum on the streets surrounding the middle school. Two teachers from Central Falls and Scituate – Stephanie Racine and Shannon Donovan – helped in spearheading the initiative.

This year’s event was funded primarily through an America the Beautiful Grant through the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.


For complete story, see the 4/5/2016 edition of The Times.

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