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Annual seedling sale supports environmental education

York County residents are invited to support a great cause, improve the environment and beautify their properties by participating in the 45th annual Conservation District Tree Seedling Sale.

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Each year, more than 20,000 seedlings are sold and planted in York County and surrounding areas. Featured this year will be numerous seedlings native to the area as well as a variety of fruit-bearing shrubs and trees, such as apple and pear trees.

One free blue spruce or white pine seedling will be handed out per person at the sale on Thursday, April 15, at Rocky Ridge County Park, 3699 Deininger Road, York. To receive your free seedling, print the coupon posted on the Conservation District website and you will receive a tree seedling to plant in your yard.

Individuals interested in purchasing seedlings or trees can go to the Conservation District website to see the complete order form and the description of each plant being offered.

Orders will be accepted now through March 15. Return a completed order form, including a check payable to YCCD or your credit card information, to the York County Conservation District at 2401 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 101, York, PA 17402. Orders will be available for pickup at Rocky Ridge County Park between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. Walk-in sales are also available on April 15 at Rocky Ridge Park while supplies last.

Proceeds support the Conservation District’s educational programs, including the popular Envirothon program, which attracts 1,000 students each year. For more information, contact the York County Conservation District at 717-840-7430.

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