With help from the Ravens, Patterson plants trees on Earth Day
By Brennan Meeks
Patterson students and staff members were joined by the Baltimore Ravens and the Parks and People Foundation as they planted trees in front of the school on April 22. By getting their hands dirty, students helped to make the school more beautiful and also improved the environment. This event is the way Patterson celebrated Earth Day, which takes place at this time every year.
“The trees are helpful to the environment in many ways. They help prevent the storm water runoff, and they help clean the air we breathe. They’re beautiful,” said Parks and People Foundation spokesman Dennis Sykes.
“I like it because it doesn’t usually look so pretty, and these are nice, pretty colors and everything. They’re making our school pretty,” said 10th-grade student Shahara Tatum.
The new trees will help Patterson become a more green school. This has been the first time in many years that Patterson students helped to plant trees on the campus.