Youngstown CityScape Gets $30K in Grants for Tree Corps Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape has received two grant awards in support of the Mahoning Valley Tree Corps project.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley awarded $10,000 through its general fund, and the Western Reserve Health Foundation contributed an additional $20,000.

“Receiving these grants is a key step and indicates community support for our Mahoning Valley Tree Corps project,” said Sharon Letson, executive director of CityScape. “This funding will allow us to invest in the necessary equipment to start restoring our urban tree canopy and making a tangible impact in our community.” 

The Mahoning Valley Tree Corps project is a $5 million initiative in Youngstown and Warren. Youngstown CityScape has partnered with Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership on the project, which aims to plant 5,000 street trees to provide shade, improve air quality and beautify urban areas.

The project will also include educational programs aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of urban forestry and engaging the community in tree planting and maintenance.

Funding will also support emergency tree removal, ensuring safety and preventing potential hazards.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.