|December 20th, 2011 Tree Lafayette Endowment at the Community Foundation
Tree Lafayette Endowment Our urban forest will always need help. Urban trees attempt to live in a very hostile environment. Urban trees face cars, salt, dogs, man, bicycles, pests, diseases, oil, severe competition for water, nutrients, and oxygen. We will always raise funds yearly but to replace those trees that succumb to many of these stresses, we created an endowment with the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. For every $100 donated, CFGL will donate $25 or 25% of your gift. This gift is tax deductable so give generously. Please make out checks to Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, 1114 State Street, Lafayette, In. 47905 and in the memo: TreeLafayette Endowment.
Matching gifting can occur until December, 31, 2013
Thank you to our volunteers! 170 Arbor Day volunteers planted 79 trees at Jefferson High School and Tecumseh Jr. High School. We celebrated our 20 year as a Tree City USA city. We recognized Dr. Ed. Eiler for the 1500 tree planting. Remove Old National Bank, Allegiant global services state farm, Eli Lilly. Add Alcoa Foundation, Heritage Interactive services, Wabash River Enhancement Corp. and Evonik Degussa Corp.
The trees were funded with major grants from Alcoa, funded through the Department of Natural Resources, and Tipmont REMC EnviroWatts, Other corporate contributors are: Community Foundation, Aloca Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, SIA, Lafayette Life Insurance, Downham Custom Homes, Heritage Interactive services, Wabash River Enhancement Corp., and Evonik Degussa Corp.
Tree Lafayette's members are beefing up their recruiting efforts, too, trying to bring neighborhood associations into the act. The idea: Get neighborhood leaders inspired to spread the good word about trees. Keep and start neighborhoods that are participating: This list will grow.
Mill Creek Home Owners Association
Cross Points Apartments
proposed Amelia Station Neighborhood
Columbian Park Neighborhood