Room 15 representatives Haily S. and Vittoria I. attended a meeting with City officials at City Hall on Thursday the 4th. They did an exceptional job of representing our school. As a result of their leadership, the City of Central Point will be leading classroom representatives in the planting of four crape myrtle trees along 2nd Street on February 17th. But that’s not the only news. Since our Tree Project saga appeared in the Mail Tribune, support for replanting has continued to grow. In addition to the organizations and individuals identified in our earlier posts, Terry at Peaceful Hill Nursery in Rogue River has volunteered his product and knowledge. The Medford Office of the Bureau of Land Management has offered its assistance and has invited Room 15 kids to visit one of its forest nurseries. We’ve also heard again from Mr. Thornton–he blogged on the “Sprouts Anew” post below (click “comments” to read his entry). We’ve scheduled a presentation by the Oregon Tree Project for March 3rd, at which time we hope to begin mapping Central Point’s significant trees. Finally, we’ll be participating in a reforestation project in Josephine County on Friday, Feb. 13th. Students will leave CPE at 11:00, traveling to the end of Elk Road west of Grants Pass. After having a sack lunch, students will be taken to the planting site by tractor. Each student will plant five trees while learning about how reforestation programs such as this one help sustain the timber industry here in Oregon. The students will return to CPE at approximately 3:20. This reforestation project stems from the efforts of Ross Roe, founder of Roe Motors in Grants Pass. Mr. Roe has been organizing the event for twenty years. For more information, click here.