Thursday, April 14, 2016

RES Donates 2,000 Trees To Cumberland Conservation District For April 14-15 Seedling Sale

Resource Environmental Solutions, the nation’s leading supplier of ecological offsets for unavoidable project-related impacts to wetlands, streams and habitats, Thursday announced the donation of 2,000 trees to the Cumberland County Conservation District.  
The trees will support the District’s annual Tree Seedling Sale on April 14-15.  This annual fundraiser supports Cumberland County’s Envirothon.  
The Envirothon is an academic competition about the natural environment.  Local schools prepare teams of five students that compete locally within their county, then the county winners move on to the state level and state winner on to the national level.  
This program has helped create many environmental leaders and has expanded the importance of our environment to a larger community.
Winners of county Envirothon competitions go on to a statewide competition then to the international Envirothon.
Elliott Bouillion, RES’ Chief Executive Officer said, “Giving back to the community is a core value at RES. It’s very rewarding supporting our local conservation districts and supporting the education of our next environmental leaders.”
Conservation District Chairman Wilbur Wolf stated, “The Cumberland Conservation District appreciates Resource Environmental Solutions partnering with us for a donation of white pine seedlings that will help offset costs for the local Envirothon while adding trees to the Cumberland County landscape.”
RES’ nursery is located in Eighty Four, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  RES grows tens of thousands of large, containerized native trees and shrubs.  These trees are grown to provide the highest quality plant material for RES stream and wetland restoration projects.  
A key component of any restoration planting is matching the specific species to the ecosystem that is to be restored.  RES achieves the specific requirements and high quality by internalizing the plant production portion of our projects.
The Cumberland Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale is being held on April 14-15.
For more information its restoration activities, visit the Resource Environmental Solutions website.  For more information on the Envirothon competition, visit the Pennsylvania Envirothon website.

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