LINCOLN, Neb., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the 2016 recipients of TD Green Streets, a grant program entering its fourth year of supporting innovation in urban forestry within the designated Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA® communities. Each grant of up to $20,000 will fund urban greening projects in underserved communities, including tree planting, maintenance costs, and educational activities.
TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative aimed at growing urban forests, protecting critical forest habitats and encouraging responsible use of forest products. TD Green Streets represents a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.
"TD Bank is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these municipalities for enhancing their green spaces through innovative urban forestry projects," said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "We're committed to being an environmental leader, and our strong partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation helps us do that in communities across our footprint."
"We're excited to join TD Bank in supporting ten communities committed to effective tree care for the benefit of all residents," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "TD Green Streets will help these worthy Tree City USA participants to remain on the cutting-edge of urban forestry."
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated communities within TD Bank's U.S. footprint, with the submitted project occurring in a low- to moderate-income area of the local community. Tree City USA is the nation's premier urban and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective, well-organized community tree care.
The following municipalities have been awarded 2016 TD Green Streets grants:
- Bethlehem, PA
- Bloomfield, NJ
- Camden, NJ
- Hollywood, FL
- Miami, FL
- New Haven, CT
- Newburgh, NY
- Providence, RI
- Rock Hill, SC
- Worcester, MA
About TD Green Streets: Launched in 2013 by TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation, TD Green Streets supports innovation in urban forestry. To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank's U.S. footprint, and the proposed project must take place in a low- to moderate-income neighborhood. More information is available at tdgreenstreets.com.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®:
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.
SOURCE Arbor Day Foundation