- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Dozens of students plan to plant trees for Arbor Day as part of efforts to improve a 1,000-acre nature preserve near Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Organizers say ninth graders from Allen Academy in Detroit and Airport High School in Carleton will participate in the Friday event at Crosswinds Marsh Wetlands Interpretive Preserve. The major wetland mitigation project is in Wayne County’s Sumpter Township.

The preserve is maintained by Wayne County Parks under an agreement with the Wayne County Airport Authority. It opened as a public park in 1997.

Davey Tree will plant large trees at Crosswinds Marsh and dig holes for the smaller trees. The company is donating gloves and tools for planting.

New picnic tables also will be installed as part of the Arbor Day festivities.






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