Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington to read to students as part of the Read Across America Earth Day Celebration.

     Senator Martins read The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins and Jill McElmurry to students in Ms. Medford’s fourth grade class.  The book tells the true story about Kate Sessions, the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a science degree, who helped turn San Diego from a dry desert city with almost no trees into one filled with lush gardens and parks.