$200,000 in urban forestry grants awarded to support tree plantings in 10 municipalities from Maine to Florida
CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the winners of TD Green Streets, a grant program supporting innovation in urban forestry. Each $20,000 grant will fund projects in underserved communities, including the purchase of trees, tree planting, maintenance costs and educational activities.
Along with TD’s flagship volunteer program, TD Tree Days, TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that helps protect critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. Together, these programs underscore the bank’s commitment to forest protection and stewardship, and are a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.
“TD is excited to award TD Green Streets grants to these exemplary municipalities for their commitment to expanding local urban forestry projects,” said Diana Glassman, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. “The ongoing partnership with Arbor Day Foundation aligns with our environmental commitment to help strengthen and sustain the communities where we live and work. Together, we can make a long-term, sustainable difference.”
“We’re excited to join TD Bank in supporting these 10 communities, which have demonstrated their commitment to effective tree care for the benefit of all,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “TD Green Streets will help these worthy Tree City USA program participants to remain leading environmental stewards of urban and community forestry.”
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities were required to be current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA®-designated communities within TD Bank’s United States footprint. Tree City USA® is the nation’s premier urban and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective, well-organized community tree care.
The following municipalities were awarded TD Green Streets grants:
North Hempstead, NY