Communities…it’s time to apply for urban forestry money

Keep urban forests in your community healthy
Keep urban forests in your community healthy

The 2012 Urban Forestry Grant applications, targeted toward municipalities, are now available on DNR’s grant resources web page. This year, there are two different grant opportunities; the Community Forestry Assistance Grant and a Community Forestry Inventory Grant. Grant applications are due December 10.

The U.S. Forest Service’ Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program provides financial and technical assistance to plan, protect, establish, and manage trees, forests, and related resources. These grants are administered through DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.

The Community Forestry Assistance Grant helps to restore and sustain the health and quality of the natural and human environments in urban areas.

The Community Tree Inventory Grant, which is new for 2013, helps communities complete a tree inventory for those who want to create a self-sustaining community forestry program.

Apply today to keep your community forest healthy for generations to come!

Tree City USA Applications due December 1
Don’t forget, the Tree City USA recertification applications are due on December 1. Please do your best to send them in by this date, so we have time to review them, get them to the state forester for signature, and send them on to the Arbor Day Foundation for final approval.

If you are applying for Tree City USA certification for the first time, you may apply online. If you have not used the online application site, you will need to request a password first. If you are unable to access the online site, you may submit a hard copy application by contacting Linden Lampman at (360) 902-1703 or linden.lampman@dnr.wa.gov.