By Catholic Review Staff
TOWSON – Notre Dame Preparatory School was a hub of activity April 22, when students marked Earth Day by planting trees and hearing from classmates who have studied rain forest ecosystems in Costa Rica.
According to a news release from the school, more than 140 students planted dogwood, redwood and service berry trees on the 60-acre campus, increasing its forest buffer, which will limit storm water runoff and provide more nesting places for wildlife.
The project was made possible by a grant from The Chesapeake Bay Trust and a donation from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
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The day’s presentations included one by NDP students, who have volunteered at the National Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica.
Earth Week at NDP includes a “Black-Out Day” to save electricity, a “No Waste Wednesday,” an electronics recycling event, and a student celebration.
April 23, 2013 CatholicReview.org