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News Release
September 4, 2003
Allen Johnny Appleseed Metro Park $15,000
Athens Amesville $2,500
Auglaize Minster $8,983
Butler Oxford $15,000
Clermont New Richmond $2,301
Clinton Wilmington $15,000
Crawford Galion $14,815
Cuyahoga Beachwood $11,812
Brooklyn Heights $11,075
Cleveland Heights $15,000
Maple Heights $2,750
Olmsted Falls $9,809
Pepper Pike $11,850
Richmond Heights $15,000
South Euclid $15,000
Darke Union City $4,799
Franklin Bexley $15,000
Canal Winchester $8,728
Grandview Heights $6,415
Groveport $15,000
Washington Township $3,530
Hancock Findlay $2,000
Hardin Ada $13,179
Jefferson Toronto $3,500
Lake Mentor $15,000
Licking Granville $6,620
Logan Bellefontaine $15,000
Lorain Oberlin $12,866
Lucas Maumee $2,498
Oregon $15,000
Toledo $12,866
Waterville $3,000
Medina Medina $3,000
Miami Tipp City $15,000
Morrow Cardington $6,899
Muskingum Zanesville $15,000
Ottawa Elmore $2,000
Perry New Lexington $3,000
Portage Ravenna $15,000
Scioto Portsmouth $15,000
Seneca Attica $2,000
Summit Hudson $15,000
Macedonia $2,250
Richfield $7,500
Warren Lebanon $9,194
Washington Marietta $15,000
Wood Bowling Green $12,696
Perrysburg $5,625
Rossford $15,000


COLUMBUS, OH -- Forty-nine Ohio communities have been awarded a total of $480,000 in Bicentennial Legacy Tree Planting Grants to plant trees along public rights-of-way, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

"A hundred years from now many of these trees will still be growing, providing shade, wildlife habitat and beauty for our state," said John Dorka, chief of the ODNR Division of Forestry. "Ohio is a better place for all our residents thanks to the hard work of volunteers and communities across the state who have participated in these tree planting efforts."

Administered by the ODNR Division of Forestry, the program reimburses communities for tree planting projects. When combined with previous grants, more than $1,550,000 has been awarded for tree planting projects in a total of 128 communities since the program was initiated four years ago in celebration of the state's Bicentennial.

Grants are funded by a percentage of air pollution fines collected by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and are awarded on a competitive basis, with communities providing a 50 percent match in local funds.

Through the Bicentennial Legacy Tree Planting Program, trees were also planted along roadways, on abandoned surface-mine lands and on state wildlife areas.
For additional news online, check out the ODNR Press Room at
For Further Information Contact:
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations
(614) 265-6860




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