How to partner with the DCR Greening the Gateway City Tree Planting Program

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The Details of How to partner with the DCR Greening the Gateway City Tree Planting Program

What you need for How to partner with the DCR Greening the Gateway City Tree Planting Program

Your organization's support will allow EEA to plant trees quicker and more efficiently. This will increase the urban tree canopy to 5-10% in select neighborhoods in each Gateway City, which will reduce heating and cooling costs and improve health and safety for residents. Options for partnering include:

Neighborhood Partner

As a Neighborhood Partner, your organization would support the planting and care of trees in a zone or neighborhood.

· All inclusive of labor, approximately 2,400 trees, and watering for 3 years

· Potential for employee service opportunities

· 3 year commitment total = $1,500,000

 

Crew Partner

As a Crew Partner, you would support the work of a tree crew for a planting season.

· Labor and materials to plant approximately 400 trees

· Potential for employee service opportunities

· 1 season total = $250,000

 

Tree Partner

As a Tree Partner, your organization would donate 50 trees for a scheduled canopy planting.

· Cost for 50 trees @ $200/tree = $10,000

· Cost for 50 trees plus planting and watering for a season = $53,000

 

Supplies Partner/Operations Funding

As a Supplies Partner, your organization would help fund the purchase of materials that aren't priorities for the main capital funding. Your support would help with the procurement of safety and communications equipment (including gloves, safety vests, fuel), data collection, and tree maintenance.

· 1 season total = $140,000

· Contributions in any amount are welcome

 

Technology/Logistical Support to Increase Resident Tree Sign-Ups

One of the most important aspects of this program is resident involvement. Your organization's support would help us reach more people, getting more signups for this free program.

· Donate staff time and effort to develop and execute innovative means of recruiting land owners willing to have trees planted

 

Building Tree Nurseries in Gateway Cities

Tree nurseries will help these initiatives continue for many years to come in these cities by providing less expensive new trees for planting. Your organization's support would help these cities continue this good work long into the future.

· Sponsor the creation of a tree nursery = $100,000

How to apply How to partner with the DCR Greening the Gateway City Tree Planting Program

Identify which options you would like to pursue in an email with Greening the Gateway Cities in the subject line and include:

  • Your name, address and contract information

  • Brief biographies of you and your colleagues

  • Self-disclosure of potential conflicts of interest via posted Disclosure of Dealings with the State

  • Any questions you may have

PLEASE NOTE: All material provided will be considered public in accordance with the Public Records Law.

Next steps for How to partner with the DCR Greening the Gateway City Tree Planting Program

Reviewing your submission

  • Once received, we will respond to your questions and review internally within 5 business days

  • If approved, next steps will be determined and could include:

    • Development of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a multiyear partnership

    • Planning schedule for next planting seasons

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