Brighton students planted a number of trees and shrubs around the Town this spring.
In April, the Brighton High School Lorax Club held two tree-planting events as part of the Climate Club-organized Earth Week festivities. A group of Brighton High School and Twelve Corners Middle School students planted 100 baby trees and shrubs around the high school, middle school, and Administration Building on April 25. The middle school was represented by its Green Thumb Club, Environmental Impact Club, and Black Student Union. The Lorax Club purchased some of the trees and shrubs through the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s tree and shrub program and others were grown by George Smith’s classes.
On April 27, there was a tree-planting event with the Town of Brighton at Buckland Park. The Lorax Club along with staff and students from all four Brighton schools planted about 150 white pine and white spruce trees in the undeveloped portion of the park.
During Clean Sweep on May 11, the FRES Treehuggers Club planted trees donated by Color Brighton Green.
On May 17, AP Biology students planted additional stream-side vegetation along Buckland Creek, adjacent to the BHS softball field. The plants were provided by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Trees for Tribs program.