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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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Student volunteers from St. Louis Community College help National Park Service employee Martin Christensen plant a tree on the Arch grounds.

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Project Green Tree 2009

Saturday April 4, 2009, 31 students from St. Louis Community College volunteered their time at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial for the planting of 24 trees. The volunteers worked for six hours planting and picking up sticks on the grounds. The students are from Deborah Hyland's English class.

 
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College student volunteers dig a hole on the Arch grounds, to plant one of twenty-four trees in the park.

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The trees were being funded by the Missouri Department of Conservation, through a
T.R.I.M. (Tree Resource Improvement & Maintenance) $10,000.00 matching funds grant. The trees were being planted to replace trees that had been removed due to storm damage or disease.

The students were under the supervision of Deborah Hyland, English instructor from the college, and Jim Jacobs, park grounds maintenance Gardner Supervisor, as well as park grounds maintenance personnel.

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