2 09, 2020

Federal Funding for UCF Update

By |2021-02-27T23:06:32-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Funding|Tags: , |0 Comments

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: |0 Comments

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 [...]

17 04, 2020

2020 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant Program

By |2021-02-27T23:07:25-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Funding, Grants, USFS|Tags: |0 Comments

The USDA Forest Service is requesting applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant Program. A fabulous USFS GLRI StoryMap highlights contributions of this grant program to Great Lakes restoration goals. The U.S. Forest Service anticipates that up to $4.2 million in new [...]

21 12, 2019

Congress Passes FY20 Spending Bill with Increase for UCF

By |2019-12-21T09:52:00-05:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, Urban Forestry in the News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) keeps us posted on the federal funding for UCF. There’s good news in this year’s update. They say, “These gains (and level funds) don’t happen in a vacuum. Thank you all for your work this year to help us spread awareness [...]

12 11, 2019

2020 Quick Start Grants Info & Application

By |2019-11-12T19:52:37-05:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Organizational News, Tree City USA|Tags: |0 Comments

The New York State Urban Forestry Council is pleased to announce available funding for communities to hold a 2020 Arbor Day tree planting event and to establish a community-based forestry program. Many blog posts have appeared here about past recipients of this grant and how they used [...]

16 06, 2019

Federal Policy/Funding Update from Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition

By |2019-06-16T13:43:52-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: |0 Comments

  The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) is doing superbly effective advocacy work to ensure that urban forestry is adequately funded on a federal level. Check out their updated website, a fact sheet about who they are and what they do; and the following funding policy update. [...]

22 02, 2019

UCF Federal Appropriations Increase in FY19

By |2019-02-28T18:53:44-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: DEC, Funding|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

February 20, 2019 Here’s an encouraging update from the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) on the status of FY19 federal funding for forests, via the U.S. Forest Service, including urban and community forestry (UFC). This is the funding that critically supports statewide UCF efforts such as [...]

7 12, 2018

Bainbridge Celebrates Arbor Day with Seven New Trees

By |2018-12-07T20:40:33-05:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Arbor Day, Funding, Grants, Tree Planting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Members of the Bainbridge Garden Club admire a newly planted Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata). Photos Courtesy Village of Bainbridge. Reported by Philip C. Wade, Bainbridge Mayor, Leader of Arbor Date Event The Village of Bainbridge (pop ~ 3300) is located at the eastern edge of Chenango [...]

30 11, 2018

DEC Announces $2.24 Million in Urban Forestry Grants Awarded to Projects Statewide

By |2018-11-30T18:52:41-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants|0 Comments

DEC ANNOUNCES $2.24 MILLION IN URBAN FORESTRY GRANTS AWARDED TO PROJECTS STATEWIDE Funding Supports Tree Plantings and Projects to Protect Air Quality, Water Quality and Natural Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry [...]

13 11, 2018

Watertown’s 17th Annual Fall Planting Event

By |2018-11-20T15:03:47-05:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Funding, Grants, Tree Planting, Volunteers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volunteers and Watertown City Planner Michael DeMarco (holding stakes) plant a bare root dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in Cosgrove-Sherman St. Park. Reported by Michael DeMarco, Planner for the City of Watertown and ISA Certified Arborist October 20, 2018 marked the City of Watertown’s 17th Annual Fall [...]

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