U.S. Forest Service grant supplemented with city funds to pay for work
The City of Sarasota recently completed an urban forestry improvement project at North Lido Beach, utilizing a grant awarded by the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forest Grant Program, the city has announced.
In 2014, the city received the $10,000 grant to remove invasive Australian pines and plant native trees at North Lido Beach, a news release says. The city matched the funding with slightly more than $10,000 to complete the project, the release notes.
The City of Sarasota is committed to taking an active approach “when it comes to growing and maintaining the extensive urban public forest” within its boundaries, the release continues. “For the past 29 years, Sarasota has been recognized as a Tree City USA community.”
Funding for the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program is provided by the U.S. Forest Service and administered by the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the release notes.