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RI Department of Environmental Management
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For Release: April 27, 2016
Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402

REED, DEM, PARTNERS MARK ARBOR DAY WITH GRANT AWARDS, TREE PLANTING

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) - in partnership with Senator Jack Reed, RI Tree Council, National Grid, and the Newport Tree Society - will hold a special celebration this Friday to mark the 129th anniversary of Arbor Day. In addition to a tree planting, several Rhode Island communities will receive awards as part of the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City and Tree Campus USA programs; urban forestry grants for 10 local communities will also be announced.

WHO: Senator Jack Reed
  DEM Director Janet Coit
  Tim Horan, President, National Grid Rhode Island
  Doris Alberg, Chair, Rhode Island Tree Council
  Tina Dolen, Executive Director, Newport Tree Society

WHERE: Rhode Island State House
  South Lawn
  Providence, Rhode Island

WHEN: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 a.m.

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