Tons of Trees Initiative

Project Profile

Project Location

Newport, RI

Project Lead

Newport Tree Conservancy

Funder

State of Rhode Island

Budget

$84,813

Newport Tree Conservancy will plant 250 trees in the Health Equity Zone as part of the “Tons of Trees Initiative” to address tree equity in Newport, RI.

This planting project is centered around Newport’s North End. The census tract of this location contains the highest concentration of poverty in the city and is the most racially diverse. This neighborhood was identified in the Newport Tree, Park, and Open Space Master Plan as severely underserved in terms of access to parks, open space, and tree canopy, and identified by the R.I. Department of Health as an economically disadvantaged community with poor health outcomes.

By mobilizing the community in planting, maintaining, tracking and protecting our urban forest we can elevate the quality of stewardship of our trees. Community investment through volunteerism and education is vital in sustaining this program at the highest level of excellence into the future. Organizing volunteers to do this important work gives the community ownership, investment and a vehicle to truly help their shared forest.

Will be available soon.

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are a global call for action. These goals have the power to build a better future for everyone. Investment in this impact project drives action towards the following goals.

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