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Iowa DNR Offers Competitive Tree-Planting Grant

DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Keepers of the Land Program will be providing $20,000 to sponsor a matching grant for tree-planting projects in Iowa communities.

The 2004 Keepers of the Land Tree Grant Program will award between $500 and $1,000 in matching funds to community organizations and governments for use in purchasing and planting trees on publicly-owned property. Grant recipients will be required to document project expenditures equal to or exceeding the amount of the grant.

The ranking criteria for selecting grant recipients will emphasize volunteer involvement as well as projects taking place in parks, schools, and other high-use areas. All of the projects will be completed by June 30, 2004.

Applications can be downloaded from www.iowadnr.com/forestry and must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 21. Grant applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process in January 2004.

For more information or to request a paper copy of the application, please contact Matt Brewer, Forestry Volunteer Coordinator (515-242-6892, Matt.Brewer@dnr.state.ia.us) or Randy Cook, urban forester (515-281-5600, Randy.Cook@dnr.state.ia.us). The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Keepers of the Land Program promotes volunteerism in protecting and enhancing our natural resources (see www.iowadnr.com/volunteer).

 

 

 

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