Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Planting Project 2022

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Project Location

Minneapolis, MN

Project Operator

Green Minneapolis

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Project Contact

Michaela Neu, Director of Programs & Operations info@greenminneapolis.org

Green Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) partnered to plant 8,598 trees throughout Minneapolis from April to October 2022. To address environmental equity, priority was given to areas where existing tree canopy coverage was low. The trees planted will mitigate urban heat, improve stormwater management, and promote air quality and community well-being. Proceeds from the sale of carbon credits will be reinvested in additional tree planting and maintenance performed by the MPRB.

This is the second project partnership between Green Minneapolis and MPRB, following the MPRB Planting 2021 Project. Both projects are part of a wider effort known as the Twin Cities Climate Resiliency Initiative, a public/private partnership focused on significantly expanding the urban tree canopy across Minneapolis and the 7-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Designed to address the most harmful impacts of climate change on the region’s residents, it is a 20 year vision to increase the Metro area’s tree canopy by 30% through planting and maintaining millions of additional trees on public and private lands. This initiative includes identifying new funding sources for tree planting and maintenance, including establishing Minnesota’s first urban tree carbon offset program.

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