The Bronx Received $20,000 Grant From Td Green Streets To Support Local Urban Forestry
Friday, April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015 – Bronx, NY – Today, the Bronx was announced as a winner of TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry. The $20,000 grant will fund reforestation efforts long the Bronx River, led by the Bronx River Alliance that will include planting 600 trees in the Bronx River Forest.
TD Green Streets is a component of TD Forests, a North American initiative that helps protect critical forest habitats equal to the amount of paper the bank uses each year. Together, these programs underscore the bank’s commitment to forest protection and stewardship, and are a direct investment in the health of our urban tree canopy.
"TD Bank is proud to award TD Green Streets grants to these municipalities for enhancing their green spaces through urban forestry projects," said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "We're committed to being an environmental leader, and our work with the Arbor Day Foundation helps us do that in communities across our footprint."
"TD Bank is excited to award a TD Green Streets grant to the Bronx for its commitment to urban forestry projects, such as tree planting and ecological restoration at the Bronx River Forest," said Joe Doolan, Head of Environmental Affairs for TD Bank. "TD Bank is committed to being an environmental leader, and our work with the Arbor Day Foundation helps us do that in communities across our footprint."
Linda R Cox, Executive Director of the Bronx River Alliance, stated "we are thrilled to have TD Bank's support to enhance the health of the Bronx River Forest. The river corridor has been transformed by Bronx communities into an environmental and recreational asset and these vital funds will help secure its future."
“This is a big year for trees in New York City – NYC Parks is about to embark on our Trees Count! tree census and we are edging nearer to our MillionTreesNYC goal,” said NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh. “Thanks to TD Bank, we’re able to further green the Bronx and add to the health and beauty of our ecosystem.”
Along with the Bronx, the following municipalities were awarded TD Green Streets grants in 2014:
Miami Gardens, FL
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities were required to be current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA®-designated communities within TD Bank’s United States footprint. Tree City USA® is the nation’s premier urban and community forestry program, providing a foundation for effective, well-organized community tree care.
About TD Green Streets
Launched in 2013 by TD and the Arbor Day Foundation, TD Green Streets supports innovation in urban forestry. To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities must be a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated community within TD Bank's U.S. footprint, and the proposed project must take place in a low- to moderate-income neighborhood. More information is available at tdgreenstreets.com.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org, or by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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