Four Municipalities in the 24:1 Community Win Municipal Tree Grants

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Four municipalities within 24:1 Community have received an award of up to $10,000 from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grant program. The municipalities are Cool Valley, Glen Echo Park, Uplands Park, and Greendale. Beyond Housing wrote grants in coordination with 13 municipalities within the 24:1 Community for this year’s TRIM grant cycle. The 24:1 Community is comprised of 24 municipalities within the Normandy school district. 
 
TRIM is a competitive grant that helps communities provide safe and healthy trees. The participating municipalities jointly bid the work to make state and local taxpayer dollars go further. This year, Beyond Housing estimates the municipalities saved close to $150,000 by bidding this and other grant-related work. 
 
Investment in trees helps beautify the communities as well as provide improvements in clean air, soil, and water. The grants also allow the communities to have high-priority work done on hazard trees and unsafe sidewalks. Structural soil will be used to relieve damage to tree roots, provide a secure surface for sidewalks to be replaced, and prevent any future upheaval to sidewalks throughout the community.  
 
Congratulations to the 24:1 Community for coming together to ensure the natural beauty of our neighborhoods.