48.3 F
New York
Monday, February 26, 2024

** New Yorkled Magazine **

HomeEnvironmental ConcernsNew York State Celebrates Arbor Day with $3 Million in Grants for Tree Projects

New York State Celebrates Arbor Day with $3 Million in Grants for Tree Projects

Governor Hochul and DEC Commissioner Seggos Announce New Grant Funding for Urban and Community Forestry on Arbor Day

New York State is celebrating Arbor Day by offering $3 million in grants for urban and community forestry projects. These projects will help enhance the health and beauty of local trees and forests, which provide many benefits to the environment and people. The grants are available to municipalities, Indian Nations, and not-for-profit organizations that want to improve their community forestry programs.

The announcement of the new grant funding was made by Governor Kathy Hochul and DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos at an Arbor Day tree planting event in Albany. They were joined by local partners and students from Eagle Point Elementary School, who helped plant trees at the school grounds. The event highlighted the importance of trees and the role of DEC in protecting and managing them.

Arbor Day is a national observance that dates back to 1872. It was established as a way to encourage farmers and homesteaders to plant trees that would provide shade, shelter, food, fuel, and beauty to open areas. In New York, Arbor Day is traditionally celebrated the last Friday in April. The DEC is the state agency that oversees the environmental conservation and natural resources of New York State.

Latest Posts

NY Governor Hochul: Prepare for Winter Storm + Dangerous Travel and Power Outages

Governor Hochul Reminds New Yorkers to Prepare for Dangerous Travel and Local Power Outages as Winter Storm Tracks Further South Mid-Hudson Region Including Catskills Could...

Apollo: When We Went To The Moon Exhibition at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

Apollo: When We Went To The Moon Exhibition at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum Opens Tuesday, March 26 Largest Temporary Exhibition in Intrepid Museum’s...

About

Help for Those in Need

Tags