July 3, 2022

Native Tree Grove Dedication

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On May 23rd EP Urban Forest along with Mayor Bob DaSilva, Principal Laurie Marchand and Whiteknact Elementary students and staff, TD Bank, and members of the Pokanoket Tribe dedicated the new Native Tree Grove planted behind the school on North County Street. The ceremony included a blessing, a nature story and drum circle songs by the Pokanoket, the school band and chorus performed and a student read a poem.

The Native Tree Grove features a concrete slab seating area and beautiful picnic tables made of reclaimed wood by the Woonasquatucket River Greenway River Rangers. The space will serve as an outdoor classroom and a community gathering space.

For more info about this project, contact epurbanforest@gmail.com 

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