FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TREE BOARD AWARDED GRANT
The La Veta Park & Tree Board received a $2,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the Board’s grant application – TREE CANOPY RENEWAL PROGRAM.
The successful grant application submitted by the La Veta Park & Tree Board, awards a combined matching total of over $4,000 in funding for the purchase of equipment and new plantings for the small-town.
The primary goals of the project are to: increase public safety; provide protective equipment and appropriate tools for volunteers; improve the health of the Town’s community forest through selective pruning; provide a training event to instruct community members proper pruning and planting methods when maintaining trees on private property; and finally, expanding and bringing diversity to the community forest.
The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) is a non-profit whose mission is to preserve, renew, and enhance community forests statewide. The CTC awarded $42,620 in grants to 17 organizations in 2021. These grant projects allowed recipients to plant and manage trees in community forests across Colorado. Grants are made possible through the Colorado State Forest Service, the Xcel Energy Foundation, Xcel Energy Vegetation Management Program, Colorado Public Radio, and our CTC members and supporters. Since 1991, the CTC has awarded grants to 219 communities and organizations totaling more than $1,086,000. These grants have been matched with more than $8 million in community money and in-kind services.