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Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:21

DNR announces 2012-13 Community Forestry grant recipients

(AREA) -- The Department of Natural Resources reports that grants totaling $92,039 for urban forestry projects statewide will be awarded to 18 recipients in Alger, Antrim, Barry, Clinton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Kent, Lapeer, Muskegon, Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Wayne counties. Grants are awarded for tree planting, community tree inventories, management plans, and education and training projects which enhance and promote urban forestry in Michigan. In Lapeer County, the city of Lapeer will receive $2,000 for tree planting. The city of Port Huron in St. Clair County was awarded $250 for Arbor Day activities. The grants are federally funded through the USDA Forest Service's State and Private Forestry Program. Grant awards will be distributed in December for projects to be completed by September 1, 2013.