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Enviro-Mich message from "Jessica Simons" <jessica.simons@semircd.org>
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CITY LOGS TO CITY LUMBER

A grant program to develop partnerships and reclaim value in removed urban
trees

MINI-GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 6, 2008

GRANT SUMMARY

The Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council has
been working since 2004 to identify value-added
uses for urban wood residues, driven largely by the need for wood disposal
options following the state's emerald
ash borer outbreak. At this time, the Council is awarding at least seven
$500 mini-grants to foster the growth of partnerships between municipalities
and urban wood businesses. The funds will allow community managers or
private arborists to hire a local sawmill to process removed city trees into
lumber or other products.

Grantees are expected to follow a tight timeline, with projects to be
completed shortly after the award announcement.
Funding preference will be given to local governments, public institutions,
community groups, and tree care industries
within the Southeast Michigan RC&D Council area (Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe,
Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and
Wayne Counties). Qualified proposals will be awarded funding on a rolling
basis as they are received, with preference
given to projects with milling activities scheduled to occur before
September 30, 2008. Therefore, prompt applications
are strongly encouraged. Additional proposals received after this date may
be considered if adequate funds remain.

For more information, please see the complete Request for Proposals at:

<http://semircd.org/ash/news/MillingMiniGrantRFP.pdf>

Or contact:

Jessica Simons
Natural Resources Specialist
Southeast Michigan
Resource Conservation & Development Council
7203 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI  48103-9506
Cell: (517)851-2372
Web: www.semircd.org/ash 


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