New London Trees Launches Crowd Funding Campaign
$5,000 goal to receive matching grant from Sustainable CT’s Community Match Fund
New London Trees is working to raise funds to plant trees in the spring of 2021 as the first of many plantings to increase tree canopy in our city. Project sites include Green’s Harbor Park, L+M Hospital Parklet and Ashcraft Road. We also welcome suggestions of other sites in New London where we can partner for future tree plantings.
The project’s organizers are calling on the community to join this initiative by donating to a crowdfunding campaign or volunteering in the effort. If the campaign reaches its $5,000 goal by February 15, 2021 the project will receive a matching grant of $5,000 from Sustainable CT’s Community Match Fund, which is an innovative funding resource for public, community-led sustainability projects.
For project details and to donate or volunteer, please visit: Patronicity.com/NewLondonTrees.
“A donation to New London Trees today will help to plant a tree in the spring and provide benefits to our community for generations to come.” – Maggie Redfern, President of New London Trees.
After planting, care will be necessary for every tree we plant. While each new tree establishes its roots, weeding and watering will be important for the first 3 years. Please consider adopting a tree by volunteering to help with this care.
Sustainable CT is an initiative of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy that inspires, supports and recognizes sustainability action by towns and cities statewide. The Community Match Fund — supported by the Smart Seed Fund, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Connecticut Green Bank — provides a dollar-for-dollar match to donations raised from the community, doubling local investment in projects.
“Through the Community Match Fund, we aim to put residents at the forefront of creating positive, impactful change,” said Abe Hilding-Salorio, community outreach manager for Sustainable CT. “Match Fund projects are community led and community funded, demonstrating the power of people working together to make change in their communities.”
For more information about New London Trees visit www.newlondontrees.org.