Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Team Willamette

Headwaters Award Recognizes Collaboration in Water Quality Programming
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Team Willamette of Oregon has been awarded the Foundation’s Headwaters Award. This award celebrates innovative programs — in rural or urban areas — that support the improvement of water quality and quantity through forestry activities. The award will be presented on May 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Everett West.

The Arbor Day Foundation Honors Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Spirit of Arbor Day Award Recognizes Organization for Inspiring Citizens Through its Urban Forest Project
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Friends of Grand Rapids Parks has been awarded the Foundation's 2019 Spirit of Arbor Day Award. This award recognizes an organization or community that fulfills the Foundation's mission of inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees through programs and activities that have been implemented within the past five years. The award will be presented at a reception in honor of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on May 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown.

City of Charlotte Recognized as Champion of Trees

Arbor Day Foundation Award Honors Excellence in Urban Forest Management
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LINCOLN, Neb. May 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that the City of Charlotte has been awarded the Foundation’s Champion of Trees Award. This award recognizes a government entity, community-based organization, or partnership among such groups that has demonstrated exemplary leadership to develop and implement new policies and practices for municipal tree planting and care, natural area stewardship or arboriculture. The award will be presented on May 13 at an award reception for the City of Charlotte at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.

Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Duke Energy Florida As Tree Line USA Utility for 13th Consecutive Year

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For the 13th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Duke Energy Florida as a Tree Line USA utility, highlighting its efforts in tree care.

The Tree Line USA Program demonstrates how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens by highlighting best management practices in public and private utility arboriculture.

Verizon Honored With Arbor Day Foundation’s Friend of the Forest Award

Arbor Day Foundation Award Recognizes Commitment to Using Trees in Sustainability Goals
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Verizon has been awarded the Friend of the Forest award, which recognizes a corporation and its leaders for their commitment to using trees and forests to achieve corporate sustainability goals and targets. The award will be presented on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at a tree planting event on Verizon’s corporate campus in Southlake, Texas.

Arbor Day Foundation Drives Green Infrastructure Projects with a $250,000 Grant From Bank of America

Urban Tree Planting Efforts Help Four U.S. Cities Tackle Environmental Challenges
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LINCOLN, Neb., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ ‒ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced a $250,000 grant from Bank of America to expand the tree canopy in urban communities and strengthen neighborhoods against the impacts of a changing climate. The funding will support green infrastructure projects in four U.S. cities: Tucson, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Pawtucket, Rhode Island; and Norfolk, Virginia. The Community Resiliency Grant program supported by Bank of America is working with local nonprofit organizations and municipal agencies in the grantee cities.

20 Cities Awarded TD Green Space Grants for Innovative Urban Forestry Initiatives in Underserved Neighborhoods

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LINCOLN, Neb. and TORONTO, April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation announced the recipients of the inaugural TD Green Space Grants program, providing a total of $400,000 USD. The goal of these grants is to support green infrastructure development, tree planting, forestry stewardship and community green space expansion as a means to advance environmental and economic benefits.

Restoring the Essentials of Life

Our nation’s forests are at threat, but the Arbor Day Foundation is committed to revitalizing them
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Arbor Day Foundation members and partners are integral to supporting reforestation efforts around the world. In the last 30 years, our members and partners have provided the resources to fund big planting projects in areas of high-need. The trees we’ve planted in the last three decades are restoring watersheds that provide drinking water to millions of Americans, reinstating critical wildlife habitat, sequestering carbon, cleaning the air, and improving life for people in surrounding communities.

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches the Time for Trees™ Initiative to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022

Initiative unites corporations, communities and citizens to take critical action to preserve the necessities of life affected by climate change
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of life on Earth that are becoming increasingly compromised, as well as reverse the damage done by climate change.

Holland Board of Public Works Offering 300 Free Trees to Residents through Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Program

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LINCOLN, Neb., February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ —Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), partnering with the City of Holland, is providing 300 free trees to HBPW electric customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. This program helps communities across the United States save energy and expand their tree canopies.

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