Dunkirk, Westfield To Receive Urban Forestry Grant

DUNKIRK – The City of Dunkirk and the Village of Westfield have been awarded state grants under the DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.
The program aims to help communities develop and implement comprehensive tree planting, management, maintenance, and education to create healthy forests while enhancing quality of life for residents.
Dunkirk will receive $49,500 for a tree inventory. Westfield will receive $46,660 for tree planting.
The 54 projects to receive funding were selected from 115 applications, ranked by cost effectiveness, lasting benefits, use of partnerships, and support from local stakeholders. The urban forestry grants complement DEC’s ongoing initiatives to address invasive species, climate change, environmental degradation, environmental justice, and urban sprawl.
During the last seven years, New York State has funded more than $9.2 million in grants to support projects with a total value of more than $16 million.