The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that grants for urban forestry projects statewide will be awarded to 21 recipients in 17 counties totaling $90,525. Grants were awarded for community tree plantings, inventories, management plans, education and training projects that enhance and promote urban and community forestry in Michigan.
The City of Ludington received a total of $19,000.00 for the Street Tree Inventory and Management Plan.The grants are federally funded through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry program. Matching funds are available to local units of government, schools, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations. The grants require one-to-one matching funds toward projects performed on non-federal, public lands or lands open to the public. Projects must be completed by Sept. 1, 2018.