Dartmouth Tree Committee receives $2,000 Earth Day grant
The Dartmouth Tree Committee has received a $2,000 grant to plant trees in public spaces and advocate for the value of trees to the health of the planet.
These grant funds were made available through the efforts of the New Bedford Earth Day 50th Anniversary Committee that was formed in 2020. Plans for the anniversary event were derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Money raised for the 2020 event has been sitting securely for the last three years with one of our organizing partners, Buzzards Bay Coalition,’’ Committee Chair Susan Sargent said. “The Earth Day 50 Committee decided it was time to move that money onward and provide grants to projects that best conform to the spirit in which the donations were made. We are delighted to get the anniversary funds out to these worthy projects.”