The purpose of Recover, Replant & RestoreTM program: To help neighborhoods and communities plan, implement and fund planting projects that will rebuild hope and community spirit in areas of Iowa devastated by natural disasters.
To date, Trees Forever has provided assistance to 37 projects in 17 communities. Some of those projects are highlighted in pictures to the right. In 2011, Trees Forever will collaborate with Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids to provide trees, shrubs and other native plants for its Nature Explore outdoor classroom, which is scheduled for construction this summer. The outdoor classroom was designed with support from the Community Assistance program- a partnership between Trees Forever and the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund.
Who is eligible to participate? Iowa communities that were directly impacted by the storms or floods of 2008 are being assisted by Recover, Replant & Restore. Our hope is to obtain ongoing funding support to address current and future disaster recovery needs.
Types of projects funded:
• Neighborhood tree plantings
• Park or trail recovery
• Waterway recovery or plantings
• School ground plantings
• Downtown business district landscaping
• Assessing and caring for storm-damaged trees
Assistance or services provided through this program:
• Assistance with damage assessment
• Project planning
• Plant material selection
• Planting design
• Volunteer organizing
• Tree care
• Cleanup projects
• Funding for planting projects
What is the application deadline? As of January 1, 2010, Trees Forever has committed all Recover, Replant & Restore program funds. Communities in need are encouraged to contact us for assistance and help identifying alternate sources of funding. For more information, contact Karen Brook at email@example.com or (800) 369-1269 extension 14.
Thanks to the Sponsors:
Van Meter Industrial, Inc., Rockwell Collins, Pella Rolscreen Foundation, Bank of the West, Sam’s Club, and many other generous donors.
How can I support Recover, Replant & Restore?
Anyone interested in donating to this program can contact Mark Signs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 369-1269, extension 20.
Students at Taylor Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, IA planted trees as part of post-flood recovery efforts. KCRG TV-9 published a news story and video clip of the event. Click here to view