WPS FOUNDATION DONATES $10,000 TO TREES FOR TOMORROW
For Antigo Times
EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – Trees For Tomorrow, a natural resources specialty school in Eagle River accepted a $10,000 check from the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. Leah Van Zile, Community Relations Leader of Wisconsin Public Service presented the check on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The funds will be earmarked to supplement scholarships for Wisconsin schools for student workshops in 2016.
“We are so grateful for the continued support of the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation,” said Robin Ginner, Executive Director of Trees For Tomorrow. “With their support we are able to reach more students with our curriculum. These are students who will become the next generation stewards of our natural landscape. The message is so important, and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation helps us spread that message.”
Funds are being used for schools within Wisconsin Public Service territory attending workshops at Trees For Tomorrow. For almost 70 years, Wisconsin Public Service, through the WPS Foundation, has been sponsoring approximately 90 students and teachers annually from Wisconsin schools.
“We are proud of our continuing sponsorship of student workshops which gives students a valuable learning experience in our world of natural resources,” said Van Zile, “The opportunity to visit and learn at Trees For Tomorrow is something students take with them for a lifetime.”
Most of the sponsored students would not be able to afford the workshop fees and participate in Trees For Tomorrow programming without this support. As a result, more students will learn about energy resources in Wisconsin and sustainable resource management. Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit natural resources specialty school that serves school groups throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. Founded in 1944, Trees For Tomorrow’s mission is to promote sustainable management of our natural resources through transformative educational experiences. For more information on programs, go www.treesfortomorrow.com or call (715) 479-6456.