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Break out the record books.

The Global ReLeaf Fund is breaking records left and right, receiving more grant applications and funding more projects for 1993 than ever before. The four-year-old fund received 86 requests from tree groups across the country; of those, 40 separate projects have received funding. AMERICAN FORESTS created the Global ReLeaf Fund in 1989 to provide leverage grants for local projects for more and better trees and forests.

Tree groups from 20 states were represented in this year's round of approved Fund grants, including four states receiving their first Global ReLeaf funding--Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Maine. The grant for Hawaii will go toward reforesting Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauai, severely damaged during Hurricane Iniki last September.

Receiving grants were:

ARIZONA: Trees for Tucson. CALIFORNIA: City of Santa Clarita; Sonoma County ReLeaf (Santa Rosa); California ReLeaf (San Francisco); Sacramento Tree Foundation; Green Islands (Los Angeles). COLORADO: Town of Parker. CONNECTICUT: Highwood Residents and Business Association (Hamden); Stamford Tree Foundation. HAWAII: Kokee Natural History Museum, Kauai. IOWA: City of Des Moines. LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge Green. MASSACHUSETTS: City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department (Auburndale). MAINE: Wellington Elementary School. MICHIGAN: The Greening of Detroit. NORTH CAROLINA: Quality Forward for Asheville. NEBRASKA: Clean Environment Committee. NEW MEXICO: Tree New Mexico (Albuquerque); Hub Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. (Albuquerque); Espanola Junior High School. NEW YORK: Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District (Lockport); Trees New York. OHIO: Clean-Land, Ohio (Cleveland). OREGON: City of Pendleton; Friends of Trees (Portland); Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce; City of Toledo; Union County Fair Board (La Grande). SOUTH CAROLINA: Lowcountry ReLEAF (Charleston). VIRGINIA: Greener Harrisonburg; Loudoun Memorial Drive Society (Lansdowne). WASHINGTON: Central Ballard Community Council (Seattle); Tacoma Tree Project; Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club; YMCA Earth Service Corps (Seattle). WISCONSIN: City of Menomonie; Greenfield Beautification Committee; River Falls Main St. 2000 Project; SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners (West Allis); City of Kenosha, Park Division.

This year's round of grants brings to more than $1.5 million the total amount of money distributed through the Global ReLeaf Fund.
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Title Annotation:American Forests Today; Global ReLeaf Fund
Author:Rice, Doyle S.
Publication:American Forests
Date:Jul 1, 1993
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