Urban Forestry Restoration Project – now taking applications until September 30

Puget SoundCorps crews can make your city look like this in the fall. Photo: Janet Pearce/DNR
Puget SoundCorps crews can make your city look like this in the fall. Photo: Janet Pearce/DNR

Great news! The Urban Forestry Restoration Project (UFRP) has been extended for the 2015-2016 project year (October 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) and applications are now being accepted.

Each successful applicant receives approximately four weeks of Puget SoundCorps crew time to assist with urban forestry tasks that enhance the health and function of urban trees and forests.

Healthy urban trees and forests help to manage stormwater, reduce soil erosion, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, and provide a broad range of additional ecological, economic and public health benefits.

Proposed projects must lie within the Puget Sound Basin, on publicly-owned property, and may not displace workers already in place or contracted. Criteria for selection include:

  • Local commitment to urban forestry;
  • Water quality impacts and community benefits;
  • Project planning and coordination; and
  • Public support and citizen stewardship involvement.

Application forms can be downloaded from the UFRP website. For questions or more information, please contact the UFRP Project Manager, Micki McNaughton, at (360) 902-1637 or micki.mcnaughton@dnr.wa.gov.

Application deadline is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

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