Aurora Receives $1M Boost for Urban Forestry


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AURORA, IL – The City of Aurora is set to experience a breath of fresh air, thanks to a generous $1 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. 

On Friday, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) unveiled that the award, stemming from the Inflation Reduction Act of the previous year, will directly fund Aurora’s Urban Forest project.

This initiative promises the inception of a comprehensive urban forest management plan, enabling the plantation of premium trees citywide, and fostering enhanced workforce development for sustaining tree health.

“Aurora’s commitment to an eco-friendly growth gets a substantial boost with this grant. Residents can now relish nature’s splendor without venturing out of the city,” Congressman Foster enthused. Emphasizing the plan’s foresight, he added, “The focus isn’t just on planting but ensuring these trees thrive for future generations to cherish.”

Echoing the sentiment, Aurora’s Mayor, Richard C. Irvin, joyously noted, “We now have a million reasons to anticipate a brighter, greener future for Aurora.” He extended gratitude to the USDA Forest Service, Aurora Tree Board, and the City staff for envisioning a healthier urban forest for the illustrious City of Lights.

For a deeper dive into the USDA Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program is available here.


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