Salmonberry School’s class of fourth through sixth grade students worked on the Lum Farm near Orcas Village planting 130 fir trees on Feb. 1.
This project marked the fourth year of fulfilling the school’s sustainability pledge. Each December, the school sells Christmas trees to raise funds to support its programs. They pledge to “plant a new tree for every tree that’s sold.”
The planting efforts have led the students all over San Juan County where they have teamed with the SJC Land Bank as well as various private property owners.
“It’s so important to us to realize our vision of a green school where the kids are living the values of sustainability and conservation,” said Paul Freedman, Salmonberry’s program director. “Students have to be empowered to become stewards and agents of change, helping to create the world they want to see.”