Freeport Park District Awarded Urban Forestry Funding


October 26, 2022

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Park District Maintenance team members are Ellie Haddad (left) and Emma Nowicki (right)

The Freeport Park District was awarded a $15,000 grant for tree planting in Winter Park. The funds were provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Urban and Community Forestry Partner Grant Program, and administered by The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI).

Adding trees is part of the beautification and enhancements being done at Winter Park. "The planting of new trees will help define Winter Park," said Bruce Cubberley, Superintendent of Parks & Natural...

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