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Little Havana growing greener

On Saturday, August 1, volunteers will plant 100 trees in Little Havana as the result of the new “S.H.A.D.E.” (Shaping Healthy, Active, Deep-rooted, Environments) project funded by “Partners for Places” – an initiative of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and Health Foundation of South Florida’s Healthy Community Partnership program. Other partners include: Miami-Dade County, Neat Streets Miami, Million Trees Miami, City of Miami, and Citizens for a Better South Florida.

100 new trees were planted in Miami Gardens

In an effort to beautify and promote outdoor activity, 100 new trees were planted in Miami Gardens on May 30.  We'd like to thank everyone that participated!

2015 LEAF Summit

Tree City USA Training gathering was a huge success. With nearly 100 participants, we enjoyed informative presentations from elected officials, planners and tree experts, and interactive team exercises to tackle the many challenges of growing trees in South Florida. We hope every municipality in Miami-Dade becomes a Tree City.

For pictures of the event, please visit Citizens for a Better South Florida Facebook page.

75 new trees planted at Haulover Beach Park and Marina

On Sunday, February 1, 2015, the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) South Florida Chapter and its members, in partnership with BioPlanet USA and Neat Streets Miami, chaired by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss (District 9), planted approximately 75 native coastal trees in support of the County’s Million Trees Miami Campaign at Haulover Beach Park and Marina.

Help create a healthier, more livable community. Plant a tree!

Million Trees Miami Campaign aims to raise Miami-Dade's tree canopy from 14% to 30% by planting one million trees by 2020. In order to reach that goal, everyone needs to participate!

Red Dot Art Fair going Green with Million Trees Miami

The Red Dot Art Fair has pledged $1 per ticket sold of this year’s show to elevate the Million Trees Miami mission of achieving a 30 percent tree canopy and to help extend the impact of Art Basel week.

Two 'hot spot' Miami-Dade neighborhoods receive $100K in grants to plant 200 trees

Million Trees Miami Campaign is aiming to raise Miami-Dade County’s tree canopy from 14 percent to to 30 percent by 2020. The campaign, launched by Miami-Dade Community Image Advisory Board, received $100,000 in grants last month to plant trees in two tree-deprived neighborhoods: Miami Gardens and Little Havana.

Miami Working to Plant One Million Trees by 2020; Increase Shade Canopy to 30 Percent

Miami's Community Image Advisory Board. Chaired by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, launched Million Trees Miami in 2011, with a goal of hitting their number by 2020. As of end of 2013, they were at 162,000.

With 838,000 trees to go by 2020, they could use everyone's assistance. So what can Miami's average Joe or Jane do to help the project? For one, report any trees you plant and you can also volunteer with a local nonprofit that help with tree plantings.

Edible trees planted to reach Million Trees Miami goal

A donation of $4,800 to the Parks Foundation by Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell enabled the planting of 15 edible trees on Nov. 14 at Camp Owaissa Bauer. Along with the help of Miami-Dade District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss and volunteers, Million Trees Miami is closer to their goal of planting a million trees by 2020.

Million Trees Miami receives $100,000 Grant

Million Trees Miami, an initiative of the Miami-Dade Community Image Advisory Board (CIAB), has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Partners for Places – a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, and its partner, the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. Health Foundation of South Florida matched the $50,000 grant to support its Healthy Community Partnerships’ program with the neighborhood of Little Havana and the City of Miami Gardens by cultivating shaded open spaces that promote physical activity.

Our efforts in the news: The Problem with Palm Trees

Miami-Dade Street Tree Master Plan and our efforts to increase tree canopy is in the news! This article in The Atlantic Cities-Place Matters discusses the age-old debate on palm trees versus shade trees.

Partnered with the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation

Million Trees Miami has partnered with the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve parks and green space, to offer online donations.

Your donation will fund the purchase and maintenance of trees for Million Trees Miami and directly benefit operational and outreach activities. With your support, we can build and maintain a healthy, thriving regional urban canopy and plant a legacy for future generations.

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