Communities looking for some green to support their urban forestry projects have one month left to apply for a matching grant of up to $15,000 through TD Green Streets. The grants, awarded through a partnership between TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada, are available to Municipalities, Aboriginal communities and Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto-based Business Improvement Associations (BIAs). Applications must be submitted before December 9, 2011.
“We’re honoured to support innovative practices from communities across Canada to plant and maintain trees through the TD Green Streets program, and we’re excited to see the initiatives that our entrants are planning in the coming year,” says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. “We encourage municipalities, Aboriginal communities and BIAs planning urban forestry projects to apply.”
With up to 20 grants available for tree planting, inventory, maintenance and educational activities, communities can receive the crucial funding necessary to support urban forestry projects that will help revitalize their main streets.
Applicants are encouraged to visit www.tdgreenstreets.ca for details.