To honor exemplary environmental educators and stewards, and to celebrate relationships and interactions between dynamic natural and human systems, EEA plants memorial trees around the state in remembrance of our friends.
Located in meaningful EE sites, and hosted by partner organizations, the EEA Memorial Forest is being created, grove-by-grove across the state. Using native trees, we strive to plant diverse groves for beauty, wildlife, and ecological function, reflecting the deep ethic and passion for local ecology fostered by each of these individuals.
The effort began in 2015 at the Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton during our annual Outdoor Learning Symposium where EEA members helped plant the trees. Memorial markers are being placed at each grove to identify the plantings as part of the EEA Memorial Forest.