Our Mission: Growing a healthy urban forest that provides a minimum of 30% tree canopy coverage and the maximum social, economic, and environmental benefits to the region.
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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.
Miami New Construction Show to build up Million Trees Miami
Designer Stella McCartney is contributing over 30 trees to Haulover Park
Local students will join representatives from Stella McCartney Bal Harbor store, Bioplanet USA, Miami-Dade District 4 Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, and the CIAB in planting 30 trees at the park’s ‘dog park’ on Friday, May 16.
The tree planting event begins at 8:30 a.m. and remarks will begin at 9:00 a.m. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the planting of 30 Silver Buttonwood Trees, which are native to South Florida. Volunteers are advised to wear closed toed shoes, gloves and sun screen.
$20,000 grant from TD Green Streets to support the Million Trees Miami Initiative
Today, the Miami-Dade Community Image Advisory Board (CIAB) was announced as a winner of TD Green Streets, a grant program from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and the Arbor Day Foundation supporting innovation in urban forestry.
The $20,000 grant will fund projects throughout Miami-Dade, including the planting of 20 trees at the Northside Transit Station on 79th Street and a partnership with Citizens for a Better South Florida to conduct education and outreach to surrounding communities about the importance of planting trees. These efforts will advance the Million Trees Miami goal of reaching 30 percent tree canopy by 2020.
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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