TERRE HAUTE —
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry has awarded $145,365 in federal funds to 11 cities, including Terre Haute, along with towns and nonprofit organizations in Indiana for urban forestry projects.
The projects, according to a DNR news release, include tree inventory and analysis for management planning; emergency response planning; and education and awareness campaigns. Urban forests enhance air and water quality, resulting in improved community health and safety, the agency said.
Terre Haute was awarded $15,000 for tree-planting projects that target environmental issues such as water quality, flooding, air quality and pollutants.
Funding came through the DNR from the U.S. Forest Service’s Community and Urban Forestry program.