West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree) Grants

West Virginia Division of Forestry


Grant amount: Unspecified amount in in-kind support

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Jul 1, 2019

Applicant type: College / University Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in West Virginia: Berkeley County, Grant County, Hampshire County, Hardy County, Jefferson County Expand all

Location of residency: West Virginia

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Overview:

West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree) and its partners invite community organizations to apply for CTree Kits to plant trees at their schools, parks, road right-of-ways, churches, and other public lands. CTree Kits are awarded through a competitive grant process and trees may only be planted on public land in the following West Virginia counties: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton. 

CTree Kits include:

  • Trees in a variety of species and stock sizes for shade, reforestation, etc.
  • Tree tubes or cages to protect from deer
  • Mulch to foster good root growth

Successful applicants will receive technical assistance from CTree partners and the West Virginia Division of Forestry. 

Carla Hardy West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree) promotes tree planting and education on public land through volunteerism in the Potomac Headwaters of West Virginia (Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, & Pendleton counties). The program also focuses on enhancing and promoting awareness of watershed and riparian area needs such as storm water management, water quality issues, buffer zone planting, and soil erosion.

The project is entirely volunteer based and engages stakeholders in the process of making priority decisions within their respective communities and offers a strong educational message along with a physical planting component. CommuniTree is a program of the WV Conservation Agency and the WV Potomac Tributary Team that is engaged in on-the-ground actions throughout the Potomac headwaters.

CTree is designed so any volunteer group or public entities, regardless of experience, can apply for help from CTree and the WV Division of Forestry. We want your group to apply and join the growing number of volunteers who are making their communities more beautiful and health by planting trees.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Any interested group that is dedicated to increasing urban canopy cover in the Potomac Basin is eligible to apply (with or without prior experience planting trees).
    • CTree welcomes applications from public, civic, or volunteer groups including:
      • 501(c)(3) Private Nonprofit Organizations
      • Service, Youth, and Civic Groups
      • Faith-based Organizations
      • Tree Boards, Watershed Groups, and other environmental service organizations
      • Public and Independent Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Schools
      • Public and Independent Higher Educational Institutions
      • Municipal, County, Regional, State, Federal Public Agencies
  • Application Requirements:

Preferences:

  • Priority planting sites can be found here.