FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2012
Contact: Tim Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Wood, Colorado State Forest Service, email@example.com
(El Paso, CO) – El Paso County has received an $892 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the “Stratmoor Hills Park Tree Planting.”
The funds from the CTC will be matched by the County to plant 10 trees at Stratmoor Hills Neighborhood Park and to promote community forestry: proper tree selection, planting location, and planting and maintenance practices. El Paso County Park Staff will work with the boy scouts and local volunteers to plant the trees on June 20, 2012. Neighbors are encouraged to participate. Additional trees in the Stratmoor Hills Park will create a more aesthetically pleasing park, and will have a significant positive impact on the environmental needs of the park. Additionally, the carbon uptake these trees will provide is important to keep the local living environment healthy.
Thanks to on-going financial and administrative support from the USDA Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service, dues-paying members, and financial partners the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) has awarded 435 grants totaling just under $657,000 since 1991. These grants have been matched with over $7.5 million in community money and/or time. As a direct result of these grants, over 67,600 trees have been planted throughout the state.
About the Colorado Tree Coalition:
The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) is a 20 year old non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, renewing and enhancing community forests in Colorado. We provide educational programs, grants for tree planting and care, scholarships for CTC members to attend conferences and volunteer and networking opportunities for professionals and tree lovers from all areas. More information on the CTC and our programs is available at www.coloradotrees.org
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239