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NEAT STREETS MIAMI Awards Street Tree Matching Grant to City of Hialeah

Double OUR Green on Miami-Dade County Streets

City of Hialeah, Florida, Summer 2018 -  In an effort to expand Miami-Dade County’s tree canopy by leveraging local resources, Neat Streets Miami awarded the City of Hialeah a Street Tree Matching Grant for its W 28 Ave from 52nd St to 79th St Project and W 76 St, from 36th Ave to Hialeah Gardens Blvd Project  in the amount of $8,500. In its third year, Neat Streets Miami’s street tree program awarded 14 organizations matching grants to advance the Million Trees Miami initiative, a community-wide effort to reach a million trees by 2020.

“The Street Tree Matching Grant allows Miami-Dade County to leverage its funds strategically in order to plant trees along our streets through partnerships with our municipalities and community organizations,” said Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Dennis C. Moss. “By incentivizing our partners to plant in underserved neighborhoods with low tree canopy, we are able to plant in neighborhoods that need these trees the most.”

As part of this project, the City of Hialeah Streets Department will plant 4 Ligustrum, 1 Live Oak, 16 Mahogany, 13 Pink Tabebula, 2 Silver Buttonwood, and 4 Orange Cordia trees to provide shade and beautify the community. Trees will be planted along the landscaped median islands and curbed landscaped swales of the designated projects.

 

Made possible through the County’s Tree Trust Fund, preference was given to areas with low tree canopy and low-to-moderate income populations, in an attempt to achieve at least a twenty percent tree canopy coverage (Miami-Dade County’s average) in all neighborhoods. The 2018 grant funding totals $250,000, a 20 percent increase from last year.

 

About Neat Streets Miami and Million Trees 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.

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.