Neat Streets Miami Announces 2018 Street Tree Matching Grant Winners
On March 2, 2018, Neat Streets Miami awarded $250,000 in grant matching funds to plant more canopy trees on the County’s transportation corridors and gateways. This grant supports Neat Streets Miami’s initiative, Million Trees Miami, which aims to plant one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30% tree canopy for Miami-Dade County. Funded by Miami-Dade County, this grant engages municipalities, non-profits, and community organizations in planting native or Florida-friendly trees.
In its third year, the following 14 organizations were awarded a Neat Streets Miami Street Tree Matching Grant:
- Citizens for a Better South Florida
- City of Doral
- City of Hialeah
- City of Miami
- City of Miami Beach
- City of North Miami
- City of North Miami Beach
- City of Sunny Isles Beach
- City of Sweetwater
- Town of Cutler Bay
- Town of Medley
- Town of Miami Lakes
- Town of Surfside
- Village of Palmetto Bay
The goal of this program is to leverage the County's street tree program by encouraging investments on County or local streets. Preference was given to applicants with tree planting projects located in neighborhoods with low tree canopy and underserved populations.
“The Street Tree Matching Grant program allows us to match resources to get more trees planted, helping us reach our Million Trees Miami goal,” said County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9. “We are creating more shade; beautifying corridors and gateways; and encouraging more activity in communities throughout the County.”
About Million Trees Miami and Neat Streets Miami
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. Housed in the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Neat Streets Miami is a multi-jurisdictional county board dedicated to the maintenance and beautification of transportation corridors, gateways and connections. For more information about Neat Streets Miami visit: neatstreetsmiami.com.
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.