Virginia Trees for Clean Water
Dear Friends of Trees,
Through funds from the USFS Chesapeake Watershed Forestry Program, VDOF has developed a Virginia Trees for Clean Water program which is designed to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay by planting riparian buffers and trees in our neighborhoods and communities.
Projects include tree planting activities of all types: riparian buffer tree planting, community and neighborhood tree plantings etc. Winning proposals will demonstrate the merit of the project and how the trees will be maintained in perpetuity. The objective is to use on-the-ground accomplishments to obtain clean water in the Chesapeake Bay. Funding is available on a 50/50 match basis. In-kind match including volunteer time is permissible.
Grants are awarded through this program to encourage local government and citizen involvement in creating and supporting long-term and sustained canopy cover. 2013 grant funds will be used for spring and fall of 2013 projects.