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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2005

Contacts: Kevin Sayers 517-241-4632 or Mary Dettloff 517-335-3014					  

2005-2006 Community Forest Grants Awarded

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the award of 32 grants totaling $109,895 for community forest projects statewide. A list of this year's award recipients is attached.
	
The competitive grant program is a cooperative effort between the DNR, the USDA Forest Service and the Michigan Urban and Community Forest Council. Funds are awarded to projects that preserve and expand community tree cover; develop professional, resourced-based inventories and management plans; and educate the public about the benefits of trees and natural resources.

The grants are funded through the USDA Forest Service's State and Private Forestry Program. Cost-share funds are available to local communities, schools and nonprofit entities. Grants require dollar-for-dollar matching funds toward projects performed on non-federal public lands or lands open to the public. Grant awards will be distributed this month for projects scheduled for completion by September 2006.

For more information, contact DNR Urban and Community Forester Kevin Sayers at (517) 241-4632 or visit www.mi.gov/dnrucf.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.

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2005-2006 COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANTS
AWARD RECIPIENTS

Urban & Community Forestry Program
Department of Natural Resources
Forest, Mineral & Fire Management
October 2005


Applicant      County      Amount
City of Coopersville	Ottawa	$2,250
Raven Hill Discovery Center	Charlevoix      $2,200
Village of Burr Oak	St. Joseph      $2,000
City of Alma	Gratiot	$3,000
City of Dowagiac	Cass	$2,500
Cornerstone Alliance	Berrien	$3,000
Creekside Community Development Corporation	Wayne	$2,500
Highland Park Devco	Wayne	$3,000
City of Marquette	Marquette	$875
Village of Marcellus	Cass	$2,100
Village of Bellaire	Antrim	$3,000
Golfview Condominium Association	Oakland	$3,000
Macomb County Parks and Recreation	Macomb	$2,500
Genesee County Parks and Recreation	Genesee	$3,000
Katikitegon Community Development Corporation	Gogebic	$5,447
City of Belding	Ionia	$11,500
City of Davison	Genesee	$10,774
City of Novi	Oakland	$20,000
Village of Lincoln DDA	Alcona	$1,125
Village of Dexter	Washtenaw	$6,000
Deveraux Memorial Library	Crawford	$500
Garden City Public Library	Wayne	$500
Hazel Park Memorial Library	Oakland	$500
Maissaukee District Library	Missaukee	$500
Riverview Community Schools	Wayne	$500
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation	Oakland	$500
Wayne Public Library	Wayne	$500
St. Clair Shores Public Library	Macomb	$500
Lansing Board of Water and Light	Ingham	$6,090
Lake Superior State University	Chippewa	$3,288
Missaukee Conservation District	Missaukee	$3,091
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision	Wayne	$3,655

TOTAL	$109,895




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