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Press Release

Baldwin County Grasses In Classes

April 29, 2008

Baldwin County Grasses In Classes to plant native flora on Alabama State Capitol grounds.


In celebration of Earth Day,  First Lady Riley has invited The Baldwin County Grasses In Classes students to join her at the capitol to plant Alabama Native Vegetation.

Margaret Sedlecky, Education Coordinator for the Weeks Bay NERR along with 30 students from Fairhope High School will proudly represent Baldwin County Grasses In Classes Program in this wonderful opportunity. Throughout the school year, all 7 Baldwin County High Schools plant and manage native grasses for use in restoration projects on the coast of Alabama. With direction from teachers, Mrs. Sedlecky, and Education Specialist, Angela Underwood, these students transform balding areas and monitor each plantings' success to ensure a stabilized living shoreline.

Several species of Native Azalea, Oak Leaf Hydrangia, and Mountain Laurel will be among those planted. This Earth Day event is sponsored by Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education. Planting will begin at 10:30a.m.