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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2006

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

DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting Grants Awarded

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and DTE Energy Foundation today announced that 34 grants totaling $82,585 have been awarded to communities for local tree planting projects.  

Planting trees is part of DTE Energy's voluntary participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Global Climate Challenge program.  A key benefit trees provide is carbon sequestration.  Through the process of photosynthesis, trees convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar, oxygen and eventually wood.  

Since 1995, DTE Energy, its foundation and the DNR have partnered to plant more than 20 million trees throughout Michigan. This program is designed to increase the number of properly planted and maintained trees in communities served by DTE Energy and its subsidiaries.  The USDA Forest Service has commended the DTE Energy Foundation and the DNR for their creative partnership and leadership in tree planting programs.

For more information or a list of approved grants, contact Kevin Sayers, DNR urban and community forester, at (517) 241-4632, or visit the DNR Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr.  For further information about the DTE Energy Foundation or the company's participation in the Climate Challenge Program, please contact Eileen Dixon at (313) 235 9154. 

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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2006 DTE Foundation Grants
Award Recipients

Urban and Community Forestry Program
Forest, Mineral and Fire Management
Michigan Department of Natural Resources  
April 2006

Organization    City    County  Amount
City of Ann Arbor       Ann Arbor       Washtenaw        $3,000.00 
City of Birmingham      Birmingham      Oakland  $3,000.00 
City of Detroit - Department of Public Works    Detroit Wayne    $1,500.00 
City of Detroit - Parks & Recreation    Detroit Wayne    $2,125.00 
City of Lapeer  Lapeer  Lapeer   $3,000.00 
City of Melvindale      Melvindale      Wayne    $1,500.00 
City of Mount Clemens   Mount Clemens   Macomb   $2,500.00 
City of Northville - Parks & Recreation Northville      Wayne    $3,000.00 
City of Pontiac Pontiac Oakland  $3,000.00 
City of River Rouge     River Rouge     Wayne    $3,000.00 
City of Rochester Hills - Van Hoosen Farm       Rochester Hills Oakland  $1,875.00 
City of Sault Ste. Marie        Sault Ste. Marie        Chippewa         $3,000.00 
City of Sterling Heights        Sterling Heights        Macomb   $3,000.00 
City of Walker  Walker  Kent     $1,250.00 
City of Whitehall       Whitehall       Muskegon         $1,800.00 
Dickinson County        Iron Mountain   Dickinson        $2,250.00 
East Hills Council of Neighbors East Grand Rapids       Kent     $3,000.00 
Focus HOPE      Detroit Wayne    $3,000.00 
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation      Detroit Wayne    $3,000.00 
Grosse Ile High School  Grosse Ile      Wayne    $   635.00 
Imlay City Community Schools    Imlay City      Lapeer   $3,000.00 
Mecosta County Park Commission  Paris   Mecosta  $1,500.00 
Monroe County Community College Monroe  Monroe   $3,000.00 
Munn Middle School      Fowlerville     Livingston       $1,500.00 
Township of Allendale   Allendale       Ottawa   $2,500.00 
Township of AuSable     Oscoda  Iosco    $3,000.00 
Township of Bruce       Romeo   Macomb   $3,000.00 
Township of Indianfields        Caro    Tuscola  $1,650.00 
Township of Orion       Lake Orion      Oakland  $3,000.00 
Township of Redford     Redford Wayne    $2,500.00 
Township of Whiteford   Temperance      Monroe   $   500.00 
Trenton Public Schools  Trenton Wayne    $3,000.00 
Village of Bellaire     Bellaire        Antrim   $3,000.00 
Wayne Westland Community Schools        Westland        Wayne    $3,000.00 
                TOTAL:   $82,585.00 


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