HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in continued partnership with the Pa. Urban and Community Forestry Council, today announced grant funding for 21 TreeVitalize tree planting and innovative projects throughout the state.
Grant amounts range from $750 to $15,000, with a total of $114,016 funded for more than 1,100 trees to be planted.
Funds will provide opportunities for municipalities and non-profit organizations to create more sustainable community and urban foresting networks through coordinated tree plantings, volunteer engagements and municipal support.
Receiving 2017 tree planting grants are:
Derry Township - $6,187 City of Easton - $7,645; Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership - $1,901; Greenfield Township - $750; City of Harrisburg - $3,750; Borough of Hollidaysburg - $4,870; Huntingdon Shade Tree Commission - $3,729; Municipality of Kingston - $5,700; City of Lancaster - $15,000; Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority - $5,100; Millcreek Township - $7,630; Silver Spring Township - $3,000; City of Warren - $7,500; Waynesburg Borough - $1,650; West Pittston Borough - $3,600; City of Wilkes Barre - $7,349; Williamsport - $8,746; and Wilson Borough - $5,000.
2017 innovative project grantees are:
Carnegie Shade Tree Commission - $3,000; Friends of Briar Bush - $8,640; and Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - $3,268
TreeVitalize is a public/private partnership between PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry and the Pa. Urban and Community Forestry Council to restore tree cover in Pennsylvania communities. For more information about TreeVitalize visit the DCNR website. For more information about the PA Urban and Community Forestry Council, visit www.treepennsylvania.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Brady, 717-772-9101
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources