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Friday, November 4, 2016

VIDEO: $30,000 in grants available to support Community Tree Programs

Informational meeting to be held next Wednesday
Image result for tree vent
French inventors designed a newa faux "tree" comprised of small
vertical axis wind turbines. Vertical axis turbines are designed to be
noiseless and bird-safe, though they are not as efficient at producing
energy as the conventional turbines.
These would nonetheless be illegalin Charlestown.
See video below on this invention, the "Tree Vent"
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the Rhode Island Tree Council, announced $30,000 is available in matching grants to support local tree programs.

A Request for Proposals is now open - with a deadline of December 30, 2016.

Over the past 24 years, DEM has awarded more than $5 million in grants under the America the Beautiful Tree Rhode Island program.

The grant program, which covers 40 percent of a project's cost, supports urban forestry efforts, including tree plantings, community forestry planning, invasive species management, and related education and outreach.

Grant requests between $2,000 and $4,000 will be considered. An informational workshop will be held next Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Room 300, Providence to review program details.

For more information on this grant opportunity, contact Tee Jay Boudreau, urban and community forestry coordinator at DEM's Division of Forest Environment at 222-2445 ext. 2059 or via email at

Proposals should be mailed to DEM's Division of Forest Environment, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 394, Providence, RI 02908.

Final proposals and supporting materials are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016. Government and non-profit agencies, along with recognized community groups, are eligible to apply. Selection of grants will be determined on a competitive basis.

For more information on DEM programs and initiatives, visit Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM) for timely updates.