Students Participate in ‘Drive to Revive Arbor Day’
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- To spread the word about the importance of Arbor Day, the Orchard Mesa Lions stopped by Mesa View Elementary on Monday to give the kids a special gift.
235 students from Dos Rios, Mesa View, Lincoln and New Emerson Elementary came together for the "Drive to Revive Arbor Day" ceremony.
They each received a free tree from the Orchard Mesa Lions, and learned more about the significance of nature.
“These trees have been around for a long time and these kids are going to be around for a long time as well,” said Terry Sullivan of the Orchard Mesa Lions. “In the group that I had, we talked about the wildfires last year and how devastating those were. We also talked about how many trees were lost and how they need to be replaced.”
This was the first year that club officials put on the ceremony. But since 2007, more than 391,000 kids have received trees through efforts just like this one.