Henrico, Virginia (October 9, 2023) – For the second year in a row, Lynnhaven School is one of 64 elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States to earn recognition through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus K-12 program. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting. Its Tree Campus K-12 program, launched during the 2021-2022 school year, encourages educators to create meaningful opportunities for students to interact with trees.
“We want to inspire young people to develop a lifelong respect for trees and understand
the many benefits green spaces bring to communities,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of
the Arbor Day Foundation. “Lynnhaven School is playing a key role in the effort to usher in a
new generation of environmental stewards.”
To earn this distinction, Lynnhaven School met four goals:
The recognized schools span 28 states. During the 2022-2023 school year, 22,478 students
participated in tree-focused education, and more than 32,000 trees were planted or distributed by Tree Campus K-12 schools. Lynnhaven School was the first and only school recognized in the state of Virginia in 2021-2022 and is one of only two schools recognized in 2023.
Other Arbor Day Foundation recognition programs include Tree City USA, Tree Line USA,
Tree Campus Higher Education, and Tree Campus Healthcare. Working together, the five
programs celebrate tree planting efforts at nearly every community level. To learn more and see the full list of recognized schools, visit arborday.org/K12.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. Together with our partners, we have helped plant more than 500 million trees in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival. Through our members, partners and programs, the Arbor Day Foundation inspires people across the globe to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.