WV Project CommuniTree

“Building Communities from the Roots Up”

CTree Projects - Fall 2013

St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus


On November, 8th 2013 the St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus worked with students and staff at St. Joseph’s School to plant 12 trees – a mix of shade and flowering trees – throughout the school property and along John Street in Martinsburg, WV.

8 volunteers from the Knights of Columbus, as well as Shawn Walker with Trees 101, were in attendance at the tree planting to help teach, as well as the Director of Public Works, joined in to help plant the trees. Before planting the trees with the students, Cacapon Institute staff, Herb Peddicord, and Shawn Walker taught the students in the classroom about the benefits of trees, the different parts of trees, and other projects that could reduce stormwater runoff pollution on campus.

The Project Leader, Knights of Columbus member Herb Peddicord, said “certainly the school planting was the most rewarding part. While we talked to the 5th grade classes, they certainly exhibited a very good grasp of the importance of trees and what we were trying to accomplish. To follow that up with an actual planting reinforced our presentation. Getting the kids outside and involved in something like a tree planting, will have lasting effects on the school environment and long-term visual impacts.”







Cacapon Institute - From the Cacapon to the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay, we protect rivers and watersheds using science and education.

Cacapon Institute
PO Box 68
High View, WV 26808
304-856-1385 (tele)
304-856-1386 (fax)
Click here to send us an email
Frank Rodgers,  Executive Director

Website  made possible by funding from The Norcross Wildlife Foundation,  the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Virginia Environmental Endowment, NOAA-BWET, USEPA, The MARPAT Foundation, and our generous members.