Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Planting Project 2023

Project Profile

Project Location

Minneapolis, MN

Project Operator

Green Cities Accord

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Project Contact

Michaela Neu, Director of Programs & Operations, mneu@greencitiesaccord.org

Green Cities Accord (formerly Green Minneapolis) and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) partnered to plant 6,973 trees throughout Minneapolis from April to September 2023. 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 third project partnership between Green Cities Accord and MPRB, following the MPRB Planting 2021  and MPRB Planting 2022 projects. 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.

More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.