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Million Trees Miami gives thanks to Stella McCartney and Bioplanet USA for new trees at Haulover Park

MIAMI (November 22, 2016)

Demonstrating a long-term commitment to greening Miami-Dade, Stella McCartney and BioPlanet USA, contributed to Haulover Beach Park’s tree canopy. For the third time, representatives from the Stella McCartney Bal Harbor store joined forces with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4, BioPlanet USA, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department and Neat Streets Miami planted 24 green buttonwoods in the dog park. Monday’s event marked the four hundredth tree planted at Haulover Park which was facilitated by BioPlanet, a local non-profit global reforestation organization. 

“We are thankful for Ms. McCartney’s commitment to Miami-Dade and specifically Haulover Park,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said. “As a business owner, she is demonstrating her community stewardship by increasing shade in an open space-- something we can all enjoy.”

McCartney, daughter of former-Beatle and musician Paul McCartney, is the owner/ designer of an international sustainable fashion wear line sold in her stores around the world. Using funds from sales at her Bal Harbor shop to purchase the trees, she is able to take her passion for the environment one step further. Eight-five trees have been planted in Haulover Beach on her behalf.

“Ms. McCartney's continued support of the Haulover Dog Park will be felt for decades to come,” said Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4. “As a dog owner and on behalf of all dog owners who use this park, I truly appreciate shade trees and know this donation is a great amenity to our park.”

“Ms. McCartney’s investment in our community represents a beautiful gift and a ′green′ kick-off to our holiday season,” said Neat Streets Miami Chairman, Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9. “These public/private partnerships are what will help Million Trees Miami achieve its goal of planting one million trees by 2020.” 

Neat Streets Miami is a multi-jurisdictional county board dedicated to the maintenance and beautification of transportation corridors, gateways and connections. Launched by Neat Streets Miami, the Million Trees Miami Campaign is a community-wide effort to plant one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County.

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. 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.