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Dominion Energy Helping To Educate with Project Plant It!®

​Each April, Dominion Energy partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to celebrate Arbor Day by educating children, planting trees, and improving the environment with Project Plant It!.

Project Plant It! was established in 2007 to provide free educational resources to educators and parents, including lesson plans that support learning standards for math, science, language arts, and social studies. Each of these lesson plans is available online at the Project Plant It!® website and is free to access and download.

"Project Plant It! is one of the many ways Dominion supports educators and invests in local communities," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources. "This innovative tree-planting program for children aligns with our mission to promote environmental stewardship in a fun and meaningful way."

This year, the program will distribute 50,000 redbud tree seedlings to plant in Dominion service territories throughout Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming, the latter four of which are new territories acquired in the recent merger with Questar Corporation.

As of 2017, more than 400,000 tree seedlings have been distributed since the program’s beginning.  According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, this equates to nearly 1,000 acres of new forest if all seedlings grow to maturity. This is just one example of the many ways America’s electric companies are helping to keep the planet clean and safe for the future.

For more information on Project Plant It!, as well as interactive games, instructional videos, and outdoor family activities, visit www.projectplantit.com.

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