High School Gets NYRP’D

Staten Island Advance
Trees planted to beautify Staten Island’s New Dorp High School
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 8:10 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New Dorp High School got a little greener today.

Students at the school, along with the New York Restoration Project and UBS Bank, planted more than 20 eastern red bud and honey locust trees across the campus. Principal Deirdre DeAngelis said the improvement is most welcome after numerous trees were lost to Tropical Storm Irene last August.

“People were in tears when some of those trees went down, and I just want to thank the NYRP and UBS for all they have done,” Ms. DeAngelis said.

NYRP, which is a non-profit founded in 1995 by entertainer Bette Midler, works with the Million Tree Initiative by planting trees on private property, where the city cannot. UBS, a global financial institution, donated the funds necessary to purchase the trees and also provided volunteers who worked with the students.

Keith Ratcliffe of Randall Manor was one of the UBS volunteers.

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