Mason Elementary Grant
MASON, NH-On Tuesday, October 21, Mason Elementary School students, teachers, staff and guests convened for a tree planting ceremony in the school courtyard. MES recently achieved the Team Earth Gold Award from NRRA’s School Recycling Club (the CLUB). They had to earn 100 recycling activity points and consistently recycle four items to earn a new tree for their school.
With the assistance of Babin Landscaping and funding from NH the Beautiful (NHtB), the CLUB was able to purchase a beautiful eight-foot flowering crabapple tree, which was planted in the school’s courtyard. All of the students contributed a handful of dirt as part of the ceremony (see attached photos).
Babin Landscaping has been a long-time supporter of Mason Elementary projects and was represented by David & Marci Babin, whose sons are students at MES. Representing NH the Beautiful at the ceremony was Paula Dow, Administrative Manager of NRRA. Gwen Erley, NRRA Programs Coordinator recognized the students’ achievement of the first ever tree planting by the Team Earth Program, and the first Gold Award since 2008.
After planting was completed, NRRA/NHtB representatives were given a tour of the school by Facility Manager Rick Griffith. Students in Mrs. Hooper’s class sang two recycling songs while playing their Trash Can Band instruments, made entirely of recycled items.
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