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City, Park Board and community partners highlight $1M investment for Minneapolis tree canopy

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Today, Mayor Jacob Frey joined Council Vice President Linea Palmisano, Council Member Jamal Osman, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Superintendent Al Bangoura and President Meg Forney, as well as community partners like Green Minneapolis to highlight $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding dedicated to programming to expand the urban tree canopy as part of the Green Minneapolis Climate Resiliency Initiative.

This partnership between the City of Minneapolis, the MPRB, and Green Minneapolis is part of the Green Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Climate Resiliency Initiative that is focused on expanding the urban tree canopy across the seven county Twin Cities metro area. This ARPA funding will jumpstart the Climate Resiliency Initiative goal to add 200,000 trees by the year 2040 – this will be in addition to the existing 600,000 trees under current MPRB management in Minneapolis.

Green Minneapolis will lead collaboration with the MPRB to add and maintain trees that will mitigate the City’s major heat islands in North and South Green Zones and Downtown.

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