Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pittsburgh UTC effort goes metro; Cambria and Blair counties, PA; 4/26/09

Aid for shade: Municipalities eyeing money to buy trees The Tribune-Democrat - Johnstown,PA,USA
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is making available to Cambria and Blair counties – which are home to cities – $85,000 to purchase trees. Volunteers will be enlisted to plant and maintain the trees for years to come.Regionally, the program known as TreeVitalize is being administered by the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission and will mirror similar initiatives in place in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.While distribution of the money is pending receipt of a state contract, funding applications are being reviewed for Johnstown, Richland Township and the boroughs of Southmont, Ebensburg and Loretto, said Stephanie Powers, Southern Alleghenies community development planner.

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