NORTH WILDWOOD – Officials from North Wildwood and Lomax Environmental Consulting Group distributed over 500 evergreen tree tubelings to local Pre-K through 8th-grade students to celebrate Arbor Day.
On Friday, May 3rd, North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello and Peter Lomax of Lomax Consulting visited two science classes in Margaret Mace Public School and Cape Trinity Catholic School to give presentations on the benefits of ‘green infrastructure’ and the importance of stewardship.
“The City of North Wildwood has always been a proponent of healthy living and ecological promotion, and we are happy to partner with Lomax Consulting again this year for our Arbor Day initiatives” Rosenello said. “We are happy that Peter Lomax can bring his expertise to the students of North Wildwood. This program helps to solidify and reflect our dedication to providing a healthy and sustainable local ecosystem.”
Green infrastructures protect drinking water supplies, mitigating overflows from separate sewer systems, reducing storm-water pollution and CO2 emissions, and cooling densely developed neighborhoods. More trees can filter out air and reduce erosion in areas and help groundwater recharge. Trees can also increase property values if taken care of properly.