The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced on Monday (3/13) that the Urban Forestry Grant program awarded $108,220 to eight Wisconsin communities for urban forestry projects. This is part of the second round of 2023 funding.
The Village of Allouez will receive a grant in the amount of $17,783.00 to use on projects consistent with state and national goals for increasing the urban forest canopy and the benefits it provides. The urban forest encompasses trees on both public and private property.
Priorities for the 2023 grant cycle included, but were not limited to, projects that:
Increase the ability of local municipal partners to expand their urban forestry program
Increase the ability of all local partners to provide ongoing urban forestry funding, services and/or markets
Benefit multiple communities
Put existing inventories of urban trees to use
In addition to Allouez, the following were awarded Urban Forestry Grants:
Town of Beloit, $11,804.80
Forest County Forestry & Recreation, $3,007.38
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, $5,581.97
City of Kaukauna, $25,000.00
Mequon Nature Preserve, $7,250.23
City of Oshkosh, $25,000.00
Urban Tree Alliance, $12,792.62
Further information about the DNR Urban Forestry Grant program is available on the Urban Forestry Grant webpage.