Plant Community Trees in Boston this Fall

Posted September 26th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester

The Grow Boston Greener (GBG) program is announcing the next round of competitive mini-grants that provide $500 – $2,500 of funding for tree plantings in neighborhoods throughout Boston.Trees must be planted in the City of Boston, with volunteers, on public property or privately held publicly accessible areas such as schools, parks, greenways, gardens, grounds of health and social service agencies, and in projects of community development corporations.

The application deadline for the grant program is October 10, 2012. A briefing session for interested applicants will be held at Boston Natural Areas Network ‘s office, located at 62 Summer St. 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110 on Wednesday, October 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to help applicants plan their projects and answer questions. Please RSVP at 617-542-7696, ext 20 or email at mathew@bostonnatural.org. A mandatory GBG training session will be held for successful applicants at City Natives, located at 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan on Saturday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

To download an application please visit the GBG web site at www.growbostongreener.org. For more information visit the website or call BNAN’s Boston Urban Forestry Program Coordinator at 617-542-7686 ext 20.

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