PalmettoPride Tree Grant Open for Proposals
PROVIDING FOR LITTER PREVENTION AND MITIGATION PROJECTS
PalmettoPride’s annual Tree Grant opened for proposals today. Working with the South Carolina Department of Corrections Horticulture Departments, this annual grant provides free trees for beautification and green space projects in public spaces.
Trees provided in the grant this year are as follows: Bald Cypress, Crape Myrtle, Dogwood, Nellie Stevens Holly, and Red Maple.
“Trees provide benefits beyond beauty,” said Sarah Lyles, Executive Director of PalmettoPride. “From our perspective, creating green spaces and encouraging beautification is a critical tactic of litter prevention.”
Additionally, the anti-litter organization has calculated that since 2006, the Tree Grant has provided for more than 27,675 trees leading to an astounding 5.073 million pounds of CO2 sequestered. Additional calculations lead to a 1.382 million pounds of Carbon sequestered.
“This grant is important for many reasons in South Carolina, one which is mitigating flooding,” said Lyles, adding, “If we want to maintain the inherent beauty of this state, we need to create green spaces that allow for visual and health benefits for our citizens and the critical root structures that help to absorb water and reduce flooding.”
The Tree Grant is for South Carolina locations and applicants only. Application can be found here.
For more information, please contact Sarah Lyles at firstname.lastname@example.org.