Neat Streets Miami Awards Street Tree Matching Grant to Town of Miami Lakes
Miami Lakes, Florida, October 8, 2020 - In an effort to expand Miami-Dade County’s tree canopy by leveraging local resources, Neat Streets Miami awarded the Town of Miami Lakes a Street Tree Matching Grant for its Miami Lakes West Lake Reforestation Phase 4 Project in the amount of $33,275. In its fifth year, Neat Streets Miami’s street tree program awarded 19 organizations matching grants to advance the Million Trees Miami initiative, a community-wide effort to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy for Miami-Dade County.
Recognized as a Sterling Tree City USA, the Town of Miami Lakes is regarded as a leader in community forestry and tree care. This Project is part of the Imagine Miami Lakes 2025 Strategic Plan and Beautification Master Plan which were approved by the Town Council with extensive resident input. The Town successfully completed the West Lake Reforestation Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 Projects in partnership with the Neat Streets Miami Street Tree Matching Grant Program. Through this partnership, the Miami Lakes West Lake Reforestation Phase 4 Project was also a success.
As part of this project, the Town planted 104 Pigeon Plum and Dahoon Holly trees to provide shade and beautify the West Lakes community. The Project will assist in providing shade for commuters along the NW 87th Avenue Corridor, near the Barbara Goleman Senior High School located on 89th Avenue, and Pocket Park 85 located between NW 144th Terrace and NW 145th Street on NW 92nd Avenue.
The Town wishes to thank the Project Team: Town Arborist Steve Poulson, Grants and Governmental Affairs Manager Renée Wilson, and Parks and Recreation Director Daniel Angel for their dedication, expertise, and hard work towards this project.
Made possible through the County’s Tree Trust Fund, preference was given to areas with low tree canopy and low-to-moderate income populations.
About Million Trees Miami and Neat Streets Miami
Launched by Neat Streets Miami, the Million Trees Miami initiative is a community-wide effort to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County. Neat Streets Miami is a multi-jurisdictional county board dedicated to the maintenance and beautification of transportation corridors, gateways and connections.
About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.
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