Keep W-S Beautiful Receives grant for Community Roots Day, set for Oct.15

Keep W-S Beautiful Receives grant for Community Roots Day, set for Oct.15
July 21
03:00 2016

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful has received a $5,000 grant through the 2016 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program to support the 2016 Community Roots Day on Oct. 15. Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful will use the grant to defray the cost of buying up to 500 trees that will be planted in the Smith Farm neighborhood in Winston-Salem.

Community Roots Day is an annual event held since 1993 in which hundreds of volunteers turn out to plant hundreds of trees and shrubs to beautify an area in Winston-Salem.

The Keep America Beautiful/UPS grant program, open exclusively to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, is intended to help sequester levels of carbon dioxide through strategic plantings, emphasize the importance of native tree planting or provide fruit trees for local consumption. Thirty grants totaling $160,000 were awarded.

“We are honored that Keep America Beautiful and UPS selected Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful and Community Roots Day with a grant to support our long-running Community Roots Day initiative,” said George Stilphen of the City of Winston-Salem. “The trees that we plant with this grant will enrich our community for years to come.”

Community Roots Day is a collaborative effort for Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, the Community Appearance Commission and the city’s Vegetation Management Department.
For more information or to volunteer online for Community Roots Day, go to and click on the Events Link.

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