Thousands Of Virginia Students To Plant Redbud Trees Provided By Dominion's Project Plant It!

 Thousands Of Virginia Students To Plant Redbud Trees Provided By Dominion's
                              Project Plant It!

· Students gain hands-on experience fostering clean air

· Redbud seedlings provided to more than 33,000 students in six states

· Tree planting events planned for schools on Arbor Day, April 26

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., April 19, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Thousands of elementary school
students across Virginia will get their hands dirty while learning about clean
air when they celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 26 by planting trees
provided by Project Plant It!, Dominion's environmental education program.

Project Plant It! connects thousands of elementary school students to the
environment in a fun and interactive way with hands-on lessons and activities.
The program is funded by Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion
Virginia Power, and is aligned with state learning standards and supported by
the national Arbor Day Foundation and the Virginia Department of Forestry.

"Dominion designed this program to provide a meaningful outdoor learning
experience for children in the communities served by our company," said
Virginia M. Board, managing director-Community Affairs and president of The
Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion. "Every student
enrolled in Project Plant It! can make a personal contribution to the

The cornerstone of the program is the distribution of a free tree seedling to
each participating student to plant on Arbor Day. More than 33,000 students in
Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and New York
will receive a redbud seedling in a recyclable container with instructions for
indoor and outdoor planting.

The redbud produces spectacular spring blossoms and its seeds provide winter
food for birds. It can be used for nesting sites and nesting materials and
provides shelter for birds and mammals alike. The redbud provides good shade
when planted near patios and is an excellent tree for planting near utility

Dominion will be involved in several tree planting ceremonies across the state
to help students celebrate Arbor Day, including the following locations:

  oCoeburn Primary School, Wise County
  oSt. Paul Elementary School, Wise County
  oCastlewood Elementary School, Russell County
  oLee Memorial Park, Petersburg
  oGoochland Elementary School, Goochland County
  oWest Gate Elementary School, Prince William County
  oOak Hill Elementary School, Fairfax
  oJohnson Elementary School, Charlottesville

Through online, classroom and outdoor activities, Project Plant It! teaches
students about benefits of trees to our ecosystem, such as providing shade and
oxygen, sheltering birds, insects and animals, and preventing soil erosion.
Dominion provides the program at no cost to schools within its service areas.
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Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters
of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation.
Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and
serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's website at

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