The Watershed Institute is pleased to announce that we again partnered with The Nature Conservancy, together in collaboration with Sustainable Jersey, on this year’s Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program.
This program provided grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to support efforts to undertake floodplain reforestation initiatives. Program participants also received technical assistance with designing their restoration projects. Eligible entities included nonprofit organizations, conservation groups, government agencies, municipalities, and school districts. Submissions by private individuals, as well as project sites on private land, were not eligible for funds. Eligible expenses included trees and shrubs, tubes and stakes, and up to two delivery fees.
Extended Application Period!
In order to help The Nature Conservancy reach their 100,000 trees planted by 2020 goal, a second application period was opened after the original deadline in late 2019. Applications were accepted until March 2, 2020. As part of this extended application period, an additional 11 nonprofits, municipalities, and government agencies received funds for tree planting projects across the state.