Navigation Links
NWF Provides Trees for Youth and Organizations to Improve Communities Through Tree Planting
Date:1/14/2014

Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is currently accepting applications for youth leaders and organizations wishing to hold a sapling tree planting event this Spring as part of NWF’s Trees for Wildlife program. The program aims to educate and prepare a generation of conservation stewards, expand the number of trees worldwide and protect and improve natural resources. As an educational program, it also provides activities to help young people learn about the importance of trees and how to plant and take care of trees for the future.

“Trees are such an important part of our ecosystem, they provide such a wide array of benefits,” said Eliza Russell, director of education programs at National Wildlife Federation. “Trees are homes providing food, water, shelter and places for wildlife to raise their young. These tree planting events which plant native sapling trees are not only improving communities but they help to ensure wildlife can survive and thrive for years to come.”

As part of the event, participants will learn about the many benefits of trees and their role in the environment, including:

  • Trees improve air quality, absorbing pollutants and filtering contaminants from the air.
  • Trees improve water quality, reduce flooding and erosion and slow evaporation through stabilizing stream beds and filtering water through leaves.
  • Trees help reduce energy costs for schools and homes by providing shade in the summer – reducing air conditioning costs – and acting as wind breaks in the winter.
  • Trees improve health by providing a calm and relaxing environment and help add to an overall sense of well-being. Hospital studies indicate that patients who have window views of trees and green spaces are calmer and more relaxed, and many heal faster.
  • Tree planting projects are a visible sign of a commitment to improving green space and community aesthetics.

Tree plantings and tree giveaway events in communities help the environment and provide people with opportunities to practice stewardship. NWF has provided a “how to” guide for identifying appropriate tree locations and planting procedures. All saplings that are planted will be native to the region where they are to be planted.

Due to an anticipated high volume of applications, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for a tree planting event, community giveaway event or a combination of both. The application deadline is February 21, 2014. Before applying, please review full guidelines to ensure eligibility. NWF’s Trees for Wildlife applications are available at: http://www.nwf.org/trees/apply.

Sponsor a Tree Planting

National Wildlife Federation is also seeking donations of trees to NWF’s Tree Bank. NWF’s Tree Bank was created through the generous contributions of members and supporters to provide trees, planting supplies and educational resources to schools, community groups and partners who plant the trees in their community. You can contribute to the fund by sponsoring trees, adoptions or donating.

Learn more about the Trees for Wildlife program and how to apply to potentially receive trees for a community service project: http://www.nwf.org/trees.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11485554.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Adding drug to standard chemotherapy provides no survival benefit for older lung cancer patients
2. Study of half siblings provides genetic clues to autism
3. Partnership provides inclusive workout
4. 16th-century Korean mummy provides clue to hepatitis B virus genetic code
5. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Missouri Drivers
6. SEOMiracle.com Provides SEO Services with PayPal Verified Option
7. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Maryland Drivers
8. Wake Forest Baptist research provides clue to unexplained excited delirium deaths
9. Autism Speaks provides strategies to help a child with autism shows difficult behaviors
10. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To South Carolina Drivers
11. InsuranceCalculator.net Now Provides Competitive Car Insurance Quotes To Louisiana Drivers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The ... that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: ... souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is ... Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information ... we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of ... loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based ... next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device ... compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to ... also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression ... crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee , ... 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care ... "In an interoperable ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of ... the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while ... technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: