For 8th Year in a Row, SJTA to Plant Trees at Schools Throughout South Jersey

Transportation authority observes spirit of Arbor Day in April

Hammonton, NJ – April 19, 2018 – The South Jersey Transportation Authority is proud to announce its plan to visit area elementary schools and help students learn the importance of caring for the environment by planting trees and erecting butterfly houses at each school. The houses are designed to support the annual migration of monarch butterflies through New Jersey. Trees native to the state will also be planted on each of the schools’ grounds to attract and feed the butterflies.
Students at the schools have been invited to paint the butterfly houses in advance and will help SJTA Operations Department personnel to plant the trees and set up the houses. SJTA crews already visited the Slaybaugh Elementary School in Egg Harbor Twp. and will be visiting the following schools next week:
Monday, April 23 – Woodbine Elementary School
Wednesday, April 25 – Ventnor Middle School

“The planting of trees at schools in South Jersey in April is becoming a tradition with us that fits well with our role as a good steward of the environment which we take very seriously,” said SJTA Executive Director Stephen F. Dougherty.

The Authority partnered with the Camden County Technical Institute in Sicklerville where adult night-school students built the butterfly houses with materials provided by the SJTA.
The South Jersey Transportation Authority operates: * Atlantic City Expressway * Transportation Services * Atlantic City International Airport

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