WDRB employees plant trees at Sanders Elementary School (April 23, 2021)

WDRB employees volunteer to plant trees at Sanders Elementary alongside Trees Louisville on April 23, 2021.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB is stepping outside the studio to get involved in the community.

Dozens of employees left the station Friday morning and headed to Sanders Elementary Schools, where they planted 46 trees in partnership alongside Trees Louisville. 

They did everything from digging holes to laying down mulch and putting out stakes for the trees.

WDRB Media President and General Manager Dale Woods

WDRB Media President and General Manager Dale Woods during an April 23, 2021 event when WDRB employees volunteered to plant trees at Sanders Elementary School.

"For this past year, it's been very difficult to be inside and giving back and volunteering in the community," WDRB Media President and General Manager Dale Woods said. "This is our first time getting back involved in the community."

Alison Dahlgren, the principal of Sanders Elementary, said she was delighted with the response.

WDRB employees plant trees at Sanders Elementary School (April 23, 2021)

WDRB employees volunteer to plant trees at Sanders Elementary alongside Trees Louisville on April 23, 2021.

"I didn't expect this many volunteers to be here," she said. "But to see this many people come out and support our schools and just to improve our landscape here is amazing."

Alison Dahlgren, the principal of Sanders Elementary

Alison Dahlgren, the principal of Sanders Elementary

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