An award-winning illustrator of more than a dozen children’s books, including Tom Thumb, High Rise Angel Food Cake and The Magic Rabbit, Port Townsend–based Watson has created the ink and acrylic image for the seventh annual Plant-A-Thon. The event is the largest fundraising/environmental service project in Jefferson County. Collectively, 250 students and parents from five local schools will plant 5,000 native trees at Tarboo Wildlife Preserve, a 310-acre salmon habitat restoration site near Quilcene...
Cards are available through schools that participate in the Plant-A-Thon. Participating schools include Swan School, Chimacum Pi Program, Sunfield Land for Learning, Quilcene Elementary and Jefferson Community School. Through cards sales and business sponsorships, schools raise more than $30,000 a year, collectively.
The cards are being sold now, in anticipation of two “green-belt-scale” tree-planting work parties in February. To purchase cards from any or all of the schools, visit http://swanschool.net.
Tree cards are also available from students and parents in participating schools, or through their school’s representative: Swan School, Betsy Carlson, 379-1554; Jefferson Community School, Susan O’Brian, 360-531-1795; Chimacum Pi Program, Kit Pennell, 360-821-1476; Sunfield Land for Learning, Michele Meyering, 385-3658; Quilcene Elementary, Eric Jorgensen or staff, 360-765-3363.
NOTE: Jefferson County 4-H sponsors in-school 4-H programs at the Pi Program, Sunfield Land for Learning, Quilcene Elementary and Jefferson Community School and supports the Plant-A-Thon efforts each year as part of its organizational activities! We encourage everyone to purchase cards to help this important educational environmental effort.