Arbor Day Teaches South Sioux Students Importance of Trees - Siouxland News - KMEG 14 and FOX 44

Arbor Day Teaches South Sioux Students Importance of Trees

Posted: Updated:
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE - This Arbor Day, South Sioux City got a little bit greener.

4th Grade students from South Sioux's Harney Elementary came to the soccer field complex to help plant half a dozen new trees at the facility.

This week students have been learning how trees function and why they are so important to our ecosystem.

Representatives from Nebraska Public Power District and the Nebraska Forestry Service were on hand to talk with the students and help them plant their trees properly.

NPPD Distribution Superintendent Doug Klug said "It's an opportunity also to educate the kids on safety, awareness of locating a tree properly, away from the power lines, you know, before they plant. All we do is ask them to look up, take a look before we plant them. If they plant it in the right spot first, then we don't have to worry about it later. So, that's what we're kind of trying to do, is educate the public and the kids are a great place to start."

Arbor Day was first started in the mid-1800's in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton and has since grown to a worldwide celebration.
  • Local News | <a href="http://www.siouxlandnews.com//category/108597/local-news">More >></a><!-- JS-KIT codeword=woct -->Local NewsMore>>

  • Early Morning Attic Fire Caused by Electrical Malfunction

    Early Morning Attic Fire Caused by Electrical Malfunction

    (SIOUX CITY, IA) Sioux City fire marshals have determined the cause of an early morning house fire that caused heavy damage to the roof and water damage to the rest of the home.More >>
    (SIOUX CITY, IA) Sioux City fire marshals have determined the cause of an early morning house fire that caused heavy damage to the roof and water damage to the rest of the home.
    More >>
  • Jay Leno to Host Girls Inc. 10th Anniversary Benefit

    Jay Leno to Host Girls Inc. 10th Anniversary Benefit

    (SIOUX CITY, IA) At a press conference on Tuesday, Girls Inc. announced former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre for their 10th anniversary Benefit.More >>
    (SIOUX CITY, IA) At a press conference on Tuesday, Girls Inc. announced former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre for their 10th anniversary Benefit.
    More >>
  • Woodbury County Adds New Economic Development Tool

    Woodbury County Adds New Economic Development Tool

    (WOODBURY COUNTY, IA) On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure to bring a video production company to Siouxland to help highlight what Woodbury County and its communities have to offer.More >>
    (WOODBURY COUNTY, IA) On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure to bring a video production company to Siouxland to help highlight what Woodbury County and its communities have to offer.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Siouxland News
100 Gold Circle
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

Main Phone: 712-277-3554
Main Fax: 712-255-5250
Email: webmaster@siouxlandnews.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2009 WorldNow and Sinclair Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.