Delaware Forest Service tree projects coming to Sussex County

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Delaware Forest Service awards $58,000 for 16 tree planting projects across the state. Projects will focus on tree planting or tree management, which DFS Urban and Community Forestry Director Kesha Braunskill says will bring communities together and build awareness about the benefits of increasing tree canopies. Over half of the grant funding is going to 7 communities in Sussex County, including the Town of Ellendale, City of Lewes, and Village of Five Points.

2018 Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Grants:

Community or Municipality City or Town County Amount
Town of Elsmere Elsmere New Castle $5,000
Spring Arbor Community Association Middletown New Castle $5,000
Academy Hill – Phase V Newark New Castle $5,000
Westover Hills – Section C Wilmington New Castle $1,350
Highlands Community Association Wilmington New Castle $1,645
City of Dover Dover Kent $1,350
Longacre Village Dover Kent $3,190
Spring Meadow Community Smyrna Kent $5,000
Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc Dagsboro Sussex $5,000
Town of Ellendale Ellendale Sussex $2,345
The Village of Five Points Lewes Sussex $3,000
Bay Crossing Lewes Sussex $3,695
City of Lewes Lewes Sussex $3,921
James Farm Ecological Preserve Ocean View Sussex $4,978
The Grande at Canal Pointe Rehoboth Beach Sussex $3,475
The Meadows at Old Landing Rehoboth Beach Sussex $4,295
TOTAL $58,244