THE Alamosa Recycle Center will get trees planted as part of an Arbor Day tree planting on Thursday, May 19.

Alamosa Parks & Recreation will use $2,738 in grant money from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) and the Xcel Energy Vegetation Management Program for the Alamosa Recycle Center Tree Improvement.

The project came together through the Alamosa Tree Board discussing locations in Alamosa where trees could provide benefits such as beauty, shade or wind protection. The project will also showcase species diversity by planting five different trees that are an appropriate size to plant under power lines.

“This is a great project that showed the benefit of the Tree Board and multiple City departments in Alamosa working together to improve our community,” said Parks & Recreation Director Andy Rice.

Citizens are encouraged to meet at the Rickey Recycling Center located at 1130 Old Airport Road to help with planting on Thursday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. Bring your recycling, a shovel and gloves to help beautify Alamosa and celebrate Arbor Day.

The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) is a non-profit whose mission is to preserve, renew and enhance community forests statewide. CTC awarded $42,620 in grants to 17 organizations in 2021. 

These grant projects allowed recipients to plant and manage trees in community forests across Colorado. Grants are made possible through the Colorado State Forest Service, the Xcel Energy Foundation, Xcel Energy Vegetation Management Program, Colorado Public Radio and our CTC members and supporters. Since 1991, CTC has awarded grants to 219 communities and organizations totaling more than $1,086,000. The grants have been matched with more than $8 million in community money and in-kind services.

For questions or more information please contact Andy Rice at arice@ci.alamosa.co.us or at 719-589-2105.

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