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December 17, 2014

City of Norway Receives $2,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

ESCANABA, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to The City of Norway to help fund the Urban Forestry Program’s Tree Replacement Project. The project is the third phase of the Urban Forestry Program and its objective is to plant new trees along boulevards and city parks, where many of the current trees have died from old age or disease. According to City Manager... Read More

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December 17, 2014

Copper Country Ski Tigers Receives $2,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

L’Anse, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Copper Country Ski Tigers to help fund the purchase of ski equipment for beginner and intermediate skiers as part of the organization’s “Tiger Tracks” community outreach program. Each year, the organization provides local young skiers with weekly cross-country ski instruction from skilled instructors. Accordin... Read More

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December 9, 2014

Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau Receives $3,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

L’Anse, Mich. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to help fund the purchase of a new color copier and fax machine. According to Tracey Barrett, executive director, the organization’s current copier is more than 10 years old and cannot handle large volumes of printing. The CVB uses the copier to print brochure... Read More

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October 8, 2014

Bethlehem Farm Receives $7,500 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $7,500 grant to Bethlehem Farm, Inc. to help fund the “Repairing Homes, Renewing Communities” project, which improves housing conditions of low-income residents in the West Virginia counties of Summers, Monroe and Greenbrier. This year, Bethlehem Farm hosted 380 volunteers who completed 22 home repair projects through “Repairi... Read More

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September 25, 2014

L.C. Bates Museum Receives $3,260 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

FAIRFIELD, Maine – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $3,260 grant to the L.C. Bates Museum to help fund the Young Naturalists As Artists program, a six-week educational program for local children and families that uses scientific and artistic observation to grow lifelong interest in Maine’s inland environment. According to Deborah Staber, director, the program merges art and environ... Read More

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September 17, 2014

Michigan SFI Implementation Committee Wins Award as the State's Forests Keep Growing - Even in Downtown Detroit

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - Michigan's forests are expanding, even in unlikely places like Detroit. The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Michigan Implementation Committee is part of this success story and a big reason why it won the SFI Implementation Committee Annual Achievement Award in 2014.  The award was presented at SFI Inc.'s 2014 Annual Conference in Montreal. "The Michigan committee's... Read More

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September 17, 2014

Northern Forest Center Receives $5,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant to Advance Local Wood Heat Project

COLEBROOK, N.H. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Northern Forest Center to help fund the “Local Forests, Local Heat: Biomass District Heating in Colebrook” project, which will help Colebrook become the first rural community in the nation to implement a wood-fired district heating system. The proposed heating system will provide low-cost, local heating to do... Read More

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September 4, 2014

Stratford Public School Receives $4,240 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

COLEBROOK, N.H. – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $4,240 grant to Stratford Public School to help fund the purchase of new technology for the school’s Library Media Center. According to Sandra Adams, principal, the library currently only has nine 2005 desktop computers, which run slowly and break down frequently. The Plum Creek Foundation grant will allow the school to purchase 11... Read More

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August 26, 2014

Somerset Economic Development Corporation Receives $4,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant

FAIRFIELD, Maine – The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $4,000 grant to the Somerset Economic Development Corporation to help fund the completion of the Forks Area Scenic Trail (FAST), a 6.3-mile multi-purpose trail that follows the old Route 201 along the Kennebec River north to The Forks.  According to Jim Batey, executive director, more than 65,000 visitors raft and kayak along the ... Read More

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August 19, 2014

$5,000 Plum Creek Grant to Help Fund Wildlife Images Playground

COOS BAY, Ore. – A $5,000 grant from Plum Creek Foundation will help fund a playground for campers who have been learning about Brady the cougar, Rufus the bobcat and the other animals who call the Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center home,   The center, in Grants Pass, was founded in 1981 to provide for the care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.   ... Read More

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