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Delaware Forest Service awards $92,000 in grants for community tree projects

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019



Contact: Kesha Braunskill, Urban and Community Forestry Program Director, (302) 698-4578
kesha.braunskill@delaware.gov 

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded more than $92,000 for 24 tree projects throughout the First State. In the past 15 years, the annual grant program has provided more than $1.5 million to help communities increase tree canopy and promote the natural benefits of trees: cleaner air and water, increased property values and civic pride, and reduced storm water runoff and flooding. The grants, selected by a committee of Delaware’s Community Forestry Council, require a 50-50 cost-share match in cash or in-kind services, such as volunteer time, equipment, or supplies.

The program is open to any city, town, community group, homeowner association, or certified nonprofit organization in the State of Delaware. Awards ranged from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (tree inventory only). Projects must be completed on public lands in the community. Priority was given to first-time applicants, Tree Friendly Communities, and municipalities with an urban tree canopy resolution.

 

PHOTO: Breakwater in Lewes got a $5,000 Delaware Urban and Community Forestry grant to plant 56 trees and 46 shrubs in eight locations, including a buffer near Breakwater Junction Trail. The Delaware Forest Service assisted with the project.


PHOTO: This tree planting at Breakwater in Lewes was funded by $5,000 from Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.

Urban and Community Grants

Community Name County Award
City of Newark New Castle $895.00
Alapocas New Castle $1,800.00
Westover Hills Section A New Castle $2,150.00
Village of Ardentown New Castle $2,252.00
The Village of Fountainview New Castle $3,000.00
Village of Arden New Castle $3,372.30
Piedmont Baseball and Softball League New Castle $5,000.00
Westover Hills Section C New Castle $5,000.00
Wynthorpe Maintenance Corp. New Castle $5,000.00
Town of Smyrna Kent $4,000.00
Spring Meadows Kent $5,000.00
City of Lewes Sussex $1,225.91
Bayside Fenwick Island Sussex $1,638.00
Shoreview Woods Sussex $3,442.40
James Farm – Inland Bays Sussex $4,342.50
Town of Dagsboro Sussex $4,400.00
Meadows of Village at Old Landing Sussex $4,681.00
Breakwater – Lewes Sussex $5,000.00
Grande at Canal Pointe Sussex $5,000.00
Holland Mills Sussex $5,000.00
Long Neck Shores Sussex $5,000.00
Total $77,199.11

Chesapeake Bay Grants

Three of the grants, totaling about $5,000 each, were awarded to the City of Seaford’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation, the Seaford Historical Society’s Ross Plantation, and Trap Pond Partners in Laurel. Seaford and Laurel are located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the largest estuary in the United States and a high-priority for projects to improve water quality.

Community Name County Award
Ross Plantation – Seaford Historical Society Sussex $4,999.43
City of Seaford – Dept. of Parks and  Rec. Sussex $5,000.00
Trap Pond Partners Sussex $5,000.00
Total $14,999.43


PHOTO: Delaware Forest Service staff helped auger the holes for a tree planting at Breakwater near Lewes.

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Delaware Forest Service awards $92,000 in grants for community tree projects

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Kent County | New Castle County | Sussex County | Date Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019



Contact: Kesha Braunskill, Urban and Community Forestry Program Director, (302) 698-4578
kesha.braunskill@delaware.gov 

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program has awarded more than $92,000 for 24 tree projects throughout the First State. In the past 15 years, the annual grant program has provided more than $1.5 million to help communities increase tree canopy and promote the natural benefits of trees: cleaner air and water, increased property values and civic pride, and reduced storm water runoff and flooding. The grants, selected by a committee of Delaware’s Community Forestry Council, require a 50-50 cost-share match in cash or in-kind services, such as volunteer time, equipment, or supplies.

The program is open to any city, town, community group, homeowner association, or certified nonprofit organization in the State of Delaware. Awards ranged from $500 to a maximum of $5,000 in one of two project categories: tree planting or tree management (tree inventory only). Projects must be completed on public lands in the community. Priority was given to first-time applicants, Tree Friendly Communities, and municipalities with an urban tree canopy resolution.

 

PHOTO: Breakwater in Lewes got a $5,000 Delaware Urban and Community Forestry grant to plant 56 trees and 46 shrubs in eight locations, including a buffer near Breakwater Junction Trail. The Delaware Forest Service assisted with the project.


PHOTO: This tree planting at Breakwater in Lewes was funded by $5,000 from Delaware’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.

Urban and Community Grants

Community Name County Award
City of Newark New Castle $895.00
Alapocas New Castle $1,800.00
Westover Hills Section A New Castle $2,150.00
Village of Ardentown New Castle $2,252.00
The Village of Fountainview New Castle $3,000.00
Village of Arden New Castle $3,372.30
Piedmont Baseball and Softball League New Castle $5,000.00
Westover Hills Section C New Castle $5,000.00
Wynthorpe Maintenance Corp. New Castle $5,000.00
Town of Smyrna Kent $4,000.00
Spring Meadows Kent $5,000.00
City of Lewes Sussex $1,225.91
Bayside Fenwick Island Sussex $1,638.00
Shoreview Woods Sussex $3,442.40
James Farm – Inland Bays Sussex $4,342.50
Town of Dagsboro Sussex $4,400.00
Meadows of Village at Old Landing Sussex $4,681.00
Breakwater – Lewes Sussex $5,000.00
Grande at Canal Pointe Sussex $5,000.00
Holland Mills Sussex $5,000.00
Long Neck Shores Sussex $5,000.00
Total $77,199.11

Chesapeake Bay Grants

Three of the grants, totaling about $5,000 each, were awarded to the City of Seaford’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation, the Seaford Historical Society’s Ross Plantation, and Trap Pond Partners in Laurel. Seaford and Laurel are located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the largest estuary in the United States and a high-priority for projects to improve water quality.

Community Name County Award
Ross Plantation – Seaford Historical Society Sussex $4,999.43
City of Seaford – Dept. of Parks and  Rec. Sussex $5,000.00
Trap Pond Partners Sussex $5,000.00
Total $14,999.43


PHOTO: Delaware Forest Service staff helped auger the holes for a tree planting at Breakwater near Lewes.

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