Secondary Education

NHS Receives PLANT Award!

Last Updated on Apr 2, 2014 at 1:18pm | Secondary Education

Congratulations to Mrs. Rebecca Kenyon-Sisler & her AP Environmental Science students!


NHS has received the 2013 Md DNR PLANT (People Loving and Nurturing Trees) award, gold level. PLANT is a statewide award program to recognize communities for their tree planting and tree care efforts. Communities range from schools, homeowner organizations and parks to metropolitan areas, cities and towns.  There are four PLANT award levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Green.  
NHS received the silver level award in 2012 for planting over 200 native trees to create riparian buffers for the Cove Run Brook Trout Restoration Project.  The gold level was awarded due to the continuation of the restoration project and the maintenance of the riparian buffers. Students enrolled in AP environmental science have participated in the restoration project for the past three years.  These students conduct stream health assessments and biodiversity studies at least twice a year to document changes in the stream over time.  
The students also conduct routine maintenance at the restoration sites to maintain the riparian buffers.   
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