Dominion's Project Plant It! Now Online and Open for Registration

RICHMOND, Va. - Enrollment for Project Plant It!, the free environmental education program created by Dominion Resources, is now open to more elementary-aged children, including school students, scouts or others, across the regions served by the company. A hallmark of the program is the distribution of free redbud tree seedlings in honor of Arbor Day.

Those interested in participating can register by going to projectplantit.com and clicking on "register now" from the home page. If the zip code is confirmed as being in an eligible area, they can request up to 25 free redbud tree seedlings. Seedlings will be shipped to arrive in time for Arbor Day (April 29, 2016). The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

"Project Plant It! is spreading its roots into hundreds of new localities to celebrate this program's tenth anniversary," said Irene Cimino Roberts, manager-Corporate Public Relations for Dominion. "Project Plant It! is one of the many ways that Dominion seeks to partner with the communities we serve. Thanks to our streamlined registration process, we are providing a variety of free educational resources and tree seedlings to thousands of children-many of whom have never participated in this program until now."

The states served by Dominion include Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The website also features about 12 lesson plans that support third-grade learning standards for math, science, language arts and social studies. All of the lesson plans can be downloaded at no charge from the website. In addition, the website includes interactive games and instructional videos about trees, along with a variety of outdoor activities that families can enjoy with their children.

Since 2007, more than 300,000 tree seedlings have been distributed to students in states served by Dominion. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, this equates to about 750 acres of new forest if all of the seedlings are planted and grow to maturity.

For more information about Project Plant It!, visit projectplantit@dom.com.

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