AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Cities, towns and rural areas around Maine are set to receive thousands of dollars in grants to manage tree resources in their communities.
The grants range from $1,600 to $8,000 and are part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Project Canopy program. The state uses the grants to foster development and implementation of community forestry projects and programs.
Some of the grants are for planting and others are for planning. Planning grants are going to recipients including 7 Lakes Alliance, the city of Bangor and the Mahoosuc Land Trust. Planting grant recipients include Auburn, Freeport and Sanford.
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