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Community forestry grants awarded for 24 projects, 3 in the U.P.


(Undated) - Three U-P entities are among 24 statewide to receive Michigan Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program grants. Funds are used for planning, education, training, strategic planting and maintenance of community forests.

The Big Bay Stewardship Council will receive $5,450 for its Community Forest Assessment and Management Plan; the city of Ironwood will receive $4,000 for its Community Forests Plan; and, the Menominee Conservation District will receive $1,625 for its School Forest Reforestation Project.

Learn more about the Urban and Community Forestry program at Michigan.gov/UCF.

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