TD Green Street Grant Awarded To Newburgh

Posted in Greenspace, Heritage Newburgh

 

A River of Opportunities joins the City of Newburgh in congratulating The City of Newburgh’s Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and the Newburgh Heights Association (NHA) for their winning proposal.

 

The Proposal secured a TD Green Street Grant awarded to Newburgh which secures a Green Gateway along six blocks of the Liberty St. corridor. It recommends  the removal of seven Norway maples that are failing, and recommends an additional 18 identified planting sites, resulting in a total of 25 street trees that will beautify a six-block corridor.

The Proposal also articulates a desire to educate the community at large regarding the benefits trees offer, particularly in an urban environment.

The NHA will hold community meetings with property owners offering workshops on proper arbor techniques for tree maintenance. English and Spanish print materials will further educate the community.

 

From the City of Newburgh’s website press release: “TD Bank is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these municipalities for enhancing their green spaces through urban forestry projects,” said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. “We’re committed to being an environmental leader, and our work with the Arbor Day Foundation helps us do that in communities across our footprint.”

 

“We’re so excited to join forces with the Newburgh Heights Association and local residents for our “Liberty Street Re-forestation” project,” says Richard Harper, Chair of Newburgh’s Conservation Advisory Committee.

 

 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to educate people on the importance of trees and how to care for them. There are so many economic, environmental, and health benefits of trees, particularly in the urban environment. We are especially proud of having been selected by TD Green Streets as the ONLY city in New York State to have been awarded this innovative grant!”

 

 

The funding is offered through the TD Green Streets Grant Award! which is a program offered by TD Bank.