Urban Forestry Grant Awards Selected for 2022 Funding Cycle

When we opened applications for the largest Urban and Community Forestry grant funding cycle in agency history late last fall, we knew 2022 would be a banner year for our annual grant program, and the DNR UCF team is beyond excited to congratulate the 21 new projects that have been selected to receive funding this … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grant Awards Selected for 2022 Funding Cycle

USDA Forest Service Funding available to develop urban forestry messaging

The USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program is providing grant funding to develop a national messaging campaign for urban forests. The goal is to create a locally-customizable campaign to raise awareness of the critical need to plan, grow, and manage urban forests to benefit all. Learn more and apply by April 8, 2022. Source: … Continue reading USDA Forest Service Funding available to develop urban forestry messaging

Available Funding: 2022 Urban & Community Forestry Grants

If you tuned into last month's Tree Link, you likely read that we've opened applications for the Largest Urban and Community Forestry Grant Funding Cycle in DNR Agency History. As a follow up to the announcement, we'll be providing Tree Link readers with monthly updates until applications are due on March 4th. Since the announcement, … Continue reading Available Funding: 2022 Urban & Community Forestry Grants

DNR Opens Applications for Largest Urban and Community Forestry Grant Funding Cycle in Agency History

Grant applications being accepted to help communities across the state increase the health of urban and community forests The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) is now accepting applications for grant funding to help improve urban forests in the Evergreen State. Applications are due by 4 p.m. local … Continue reading DNR Opens Applications for Largest Urban and Community Forestry Grant Funding Cycle in Agency History

City of Walla Walla Completes Tree Inventory as Part of Community Forestry Assistance Grant

The City of Walla Walla recently completed a $20,000 Community Forestry Assistance Grant provided by the WA DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program for the collection of new street tree inventory data and creation of an updated Urban Forest Management Plan. The information collected during the inventory included locations, species, condition, tree height, recommended maintenance … Continue reading City of Walla Walla Completes Tree Inventory as Part of Community Forestry Assistance Grant

City of College Place Completes First Tree Inventory and Management Plan

The City of College Place recently completed a $19,900 Community Forestry Assistance Grant provided by the WA DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program for the collection of tree inventory data and creation of an Urban Forest Management Plan. The project was a year-long effort made up of several phases. The first part of the work … Continue reading City of College Place Completes First Tree Inventory and Management Plan

Urban Trees and Student Engagement in Spokane

Information about the 2022 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant opportunities will be made available on our website in September here. Student planting a tree in Spokane, WA. Photo credit: Erin Bangle provided by PEI Congratulations to Pacific Education Institute (PEI), who recently completed their first WA DNR Community Engagement and Planning Grant project this April! … Continue reading Urban Trees and Student Engagement in Spokane

City of Kent launches Urban Forest Story Map

Information about the 2022 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant opportunities will be made available on our website in September here. Congratulations to the City of Kent, who recently completed their WA DNR Community Forestry Assistance Grant project this year! The City of Kent recognizes that a healthy urban forest, which helps to filter air and … Continue reading City of Kent launches Urban Forest Story Map

Urban Forestry Grants Awarded in 2021

As an increasing amount of communities throughout Washington work to boost awareness around the many benefits of trees, funding sources like those provided through the DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry program can lend valuable support. Today, we are announcing the approval of seven urban forestry grants, totaling $82,326 for projects including: ApplicantProject NameFunding RequestMatchGrant Type350 … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grants Awarded in 2021

Urban Forestry Grants due by 4:00 PM on 12/10!

Final applications for the 2021 Urban Forestry Grants are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants should allow sufficient time to ensure timely receipt of the application. Applicantions can be found on our website, here. Applications must be submitted electronically as a PDF attachment and e-mailed to the Application Coordinator, Ben Thompson, … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grants due by 4:00 PM on 12/10!

Student-Led Urban Forestry Project Underway in Northeast Spokane

Through funding from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)  Urban and Community Forestry Grant, Pacific Education Institute (PEI) is engaging teachers and thereby students in a study of environmental justice and urban tree benefits. PEI provides professional learning opportunities for schools and districts statewide focused on outdoor-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) … Continue reading Student-Led Urban Forestry Project Underway in Northeast Spokane