Collaborate with 20 nonprofits to expand Pittsburgh’s urban tree canopy, create new green jobs, and address inequity in canopy coverage in underserved communities. Project will plant 2,375 trees targeting low-canopy priority equity investment areas, and will partner with a workforce development organization to employ chronically unemployed residents to conduct ongoing maintenance.
NFWF Grant Profile
Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program
Project Title: Increasing Pittsburgh’s Urban Tree Canopy While Creating Jobs for Chronically Unemployed Residents (PA)
Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, Oakdale, City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County