9 06, 2022

Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

By |2022-06-09T21:09:11-04:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Quick Start Grants, Tree City USA, Tree Planting, Volunteers, Youth|Tags: , |Comments Off on Town of Penfield’s First Arbor Day a Roaring Success

 The Conservation Board and the Planning Department of the Town of Penfield hosted a tree planting event and giveaway in Rothfuss Park, sponsored in part by a $1000 Quick Start grant from the NYSUFC. We at the Council are really impressed with the event Penfield organized! [...]

25 01, 2022

NYSDEC Announces New Community Forest Conservation Grant Program

By |2022-01-25T17:22:23-05:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants|Comments Off on NYSDEC Announces New Community Forest Conservation Grant Program

NYSDEC announces a new Community Forest Conservation Grant Program. $1 million in grant funds will be available to municipalities for forest land acquisition to establish community forests. The grant program’s goal is to assist communities in the conservation of local forests to create opportunities for public access, [...]

6 01, 2022

Town of Dewitt Plants Swamp White Oak on Reclaimed Site with Help of Council Grant

By |2022-01-06T11:01:12-05:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Town of Dewitt Plants Swamp White Oak on Reclaimed Site with Help of Council Grant

Dewitt celebrated 11 years as a Tree City USA in October, 2021, and for the event chose a 3 inch caliper swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) as the first planting on this reclaimed site. This site used to be a gas station! Longtime Tree City [...]

12 11, 2021

Arbor Day Foundation Grant Opportunities

By |2022-03-16T15:01:07-04:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day Foundation, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Comments Off on Arbor Day Foundation Grant Opportunities

Photo by Kathy King, Hofstra University NYS municipalities and NGOs have been receiving funding from the Arbor Day Foundation! ADF Project Development Manager for NYS Ashley Thiemann (Work: 402-473-9645; Cell: 402-875-2675; email athiemann@arborday.org) is happy to answer your questions about a variety of grant opportunities through [...]

30 09, 2021

Fall Planting Recipients of Council Tree City USA Reward Grants Announced

By |2021-09-30T09:02:32-04:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|Comments Off on Fall Planting Recipients of Council Tree City USA Reward Grants Announced

The intent of this competitive grant is to encourage municipalities to sustain their community forestry program and maintain their status as a Tree City USA through a celebratory tree planting in which a large specimen tree or a grove of trees is planted in a prominent location [...]

13 07, 2021

New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

By |2021-07-13T07:40:38-04:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Rochelle Honors County Parks Workers with Bur Oak Specimen Tree

Westchester Parks Foundation, Westchester County Parks Recreation and Conservation staff, and other dignitaries attended the ceremonial bur oak planting in New Rochelle. Photo Courtesy Westchester Parks Foundation Thank you to Westchester Parks Foundation for providing this account of the planting/celebration. See also this blog post [...]

12 02, 2021

DEC Round 15 Urban & Community Forestry Grant Recipients

By |2021-02-28T20:45:50-05:00February 12th, 2021|Categories: DEC, Funding|Tags: , |Comments Off on DEC Round 15 Urban & Community Forestry Grant Recipients

Snowy egret fishing on a section of the Bronx River. The Bronx River Alliance (bronxriver.org) was one of the recipients of a 2020 DEC-mediated grant, which will be used for tree planting in the Bronx River floodplain. The funds come from the NY Environmental Protection Fund [...]

2 11, 2020

2021 Community Resilience Grants: App is “Short & Straightforward”

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2021 Community Resilience Grants: App is “Short & Straightforward”

Here's an opportunity to use community forestry best management practices as a way to reduce disaster impacts and mitigate climate change. To build resilience! The National League of Cities 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience program is now accepting proposals from cities seeking additional funding for resilience-related projects. Each city [...]

2 09, 2020

Federal Funding for UCF Update

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Funding|Tags: , |Comments Off on Federal Funding for UCF Update

Thank you to the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition for this update. Federal Appropriations Update In July, the House passed the Interior Appropriations Bill, which included $40 million for the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry program, an $8 million increase over the current fiscal year. Of those [...]

3 08, 2020

Council Offers New “Tree City USA Reward Grant”

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA, Tree Planting|Tags: |Comments Off on Council Offers New “Tree City USA Reward Grant”

Michelle Sutton Deadline to Apply is 09/14/20 The NYS Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce grants for communities to plant large specimen trees or a grove of trees in a prominent location within the community. Full Details, Application, and Contact Info Communities in New [...]

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