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E-M:/ Arbor Day mini-grants



The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources,

is now accepting applications for Arbor Day mini-grants.


Schools, municipalities, libraries and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply for Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Arbor Day mini-grants of up to $200.  The goal of the grant program is to highlight Arbor Day (April 29, 2005) and the value of trees and forests, and to recognize the importance of people improving environmental quality and the quality of life in their communities.


Grants may be used for planting trees on public land, staging Arbor Day celebrations, or purchasing regionally appropriate natural resources materials (e.g. books, videos, etc.) for libraries.  Applicants may request up to $200 – but the amount requested must be matched with an equal amount of other funding and/or equivalent staff time (paid or volunteer).


Projects must be completed by June 30, 2005, and grant money will be delivered after project completion.  Applications must be postmarked by November 19, 2004.  Fifty grants will be awarded based on a random selection.


For an application or more information, log onto the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance web site at www.miarbordayalliance.org or contact Jennifer Rostar, Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, 1031 West Dexter Trail, Mason, MI 48854, 517-676-2290, miarborday@yahoo.com.








Patrick Diehl

Associate Director

Michigan Environmental Council

119 Pere Marquette Drive, Ste. 2A

Lansing, Michigan 48912


"The most effective voice for the environment in Michigan."

               --Former Governor William G. Milliken