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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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Enviro-Mich:  This looks like a program that may help some communities where
trees seem to be increasingly underappreciated and ignored -- AW

-----Original Message-----
From: Department of Natural Resources publications list
[mailto:DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.STATE.MI.US]On Behalf Of Julee Hasbany
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 2:57 PM
To: DNRWIRE@LISTSERV.STATE.MI.US
Subject: DNR OFFERS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO COMMUNITY FORESTRY


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 23 MAY 01
CONTACT:  Kathie Arney 517-241-9051

DNR OFFERS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO COMMUNITY FORESTRY
PROGRAMS

LANSING--Grant applications for community forestry
activities now are available from the Michigan Department of
Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program,
funded through the USDA Forest Service State and Private
Forestry Program.
Public agencies and nonprofit organizations are eligible to
apply. All projects must be performed on non-federal public
lands or lands open to the public.
The purpose of the grant program is to develop local
forestry programs, nonprofit and volunteer forestry
activities and related educational efforts. This includes
grants up to $500 to purchase urban and community forestry
reference materials for public libraries.
"Trees and natural resources in our communities provide
shade, oxygen and beautiful tree-lined streets," said Mindy
Koch, Chief of the DNR Forest, Mineral and Fire Management
Division. "These grants can help local communities to gain a
better understanding of how to properly manage this valuable
resource."
Grant applications must be postmarked by July 20, 2001, in
order to be given funding consideration for this grant
cycle. Projects must be completed by September 15, 2002.
All grants require matching funds of at least 50 percent.
The match may be cash contributions or in-kind services, but
may not include federal funds.
Depending on the category, grant requests up to $20,000 may
be made. For more information, visit the DNR Web site at
www.michigandnr.com, or contact Kathie Arney at the DNR
Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Division, Urban and
Community Forestry Program, Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909-
7952; 517-241-9051.

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