Niagara Falls get $25K grant to add 170 trees to community
Published September 9, 2021 at 3:02 pm
Niagara Falls has just received $25,000 in a grant from two groups that will add another 170 new, native species trees to the community.
When CN EcoConnexions and Tree Canada announced 26 communities country-wide were getting community tree planting grants, Niagara Falls was on the list.
“Keeping our city green and our tree canopy flourishing has truly been a community effort. With the ongoing commitment of CN EcoConnexions, Tree Canada, and our tireless volunteers on The Park in the City Committee, we keep making replanting a priority,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati.
“Our goal in Niagara Falls remains: When we remove a tree, we replace it with two or three!”
Most of the trees to be planted are flowering types, which will add significant beauty and support pollinators in the spring and fall.
Land Care Niagara has donated 30 of the trees at cost in support of this urban environmental initiative.
A small ceremony to commemorate the CN grant and new trees will take place at the Millennium Trail, Niagara Falls Lions Legacy Pathway on September 24 near the end of the event which runs from 10 am to noon.