Protect Community Forests by Managing Ash for EAB Grants - Due 1/24

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources welcomes applications from local units of government within Minnesota to assist communities in managing ash for emerald ash borer (EAB) on public land, and improve community forests by planting a diversity of trees and involving community members. The DNR has $2.4 million available to fund projects managing EAB through community forestry activities on public lands. Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). No minimum dollar amount exists. The maximum amount that will be funded is $150,000.

Informational Webinar: Monday, November 29, 12pm-1pm
Jonathan Osthus of MDA will present on why it's important to proactively manage for emerald ash borer in all areas of Minnesota, including where EAB does not yet exist. He will also speak to the successes of slowing the spread of EAB, and what that can mean for municipal budgets. Emma Schultz of DNR will provide an overview of the $2.4 million available in community grants through the Protect Community Forests by Managing Ash for EAB program. She will also talk through what makes a successful grant application, and address frequently asked questions. 1 ISA CEU available for attending the live virtual meeting.
  
Join the Zoom meeting directly at this link:
umn.zoom.us/j/98600389191

or dial in by phone
+1 651 372 8299 US (Minnesota)
Meeting ID: 986 0038 9191
 

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