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MDC presents TRIM Grant to university officials

Friday, July 11, 2014
A CHECK FOR $7,639.33 was presented by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Resource Forester Audrey Beres to officials with Missouri State University-West Plains as part of the university’s participation in the Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program.  TRIM is a competitive, cost-share program administered by MDC in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forestry Council that provides reimbursement of $1,000 to $10,000 to assist government agencies, public schools and non-profit groups with the management, improvement or conservation of trees on public lands.  This is the third time the university has been awarded grant funds, which were used to prune or remove hazardous or potentially hazardous trees on campus, plant 10 new trees around campus and purchase three books about trees and tree health for the Garnett Library.  The first grant was awarded in 2008 and the second in 2010.  The TRIM grant is an on-going program that is available to any municipality, park department or public school in the area.  More information can be obtained by contacting the local MDC office at 417-256-7161.  On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Missouri State-West Plains maintenance/groundskeeper Angela Redburn and Physical Plant Superintendent Ron Hensley; Beres; and Missouri State-West Plains maintenance/groundskeepers Jimmie Reed and Lynn Girdley.  (Missouri State-West Plains Photo)

A CHECK FOR $7,639.33 was presented by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Resource Forester Audrey Beres to officials with Missouri State University-West Plains as part of the university’s participation in the Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. TRIM is a competitive, cost-share program administered by MDC in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forestry Council that provides reimbursement of $1,000 to $10,000 to assist government agencies, public schools and non-profit groups with the management, improvement or conservation of trees on public lands. This is the third time the university has been awarded grant funds, which were used to prune or remove hazardous or potentially hazardous trees on campus, plant 10 new trees around campus and purchase three books about trees and tree health for the Garnett Library. The first grant was awarded in 2008 and the second in 2010. The TRIM grant is an on-going program that is available to any municipality, park department or public school in the area. More information can be obtained by contacting the local MDC office at 417-256-7161. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Missouri State-West Plains maintenance/groundskeeper Angela Redburn and Physical Plant Superintendent Ron Hensley; Beres; and Missouri State-West Plains maintenance/groundskeepers Jimmie Reed and Lynn Girdley. (Missouri State-West Plains Photo)

Media Contact

  • Ron Hensley
  • Superintendent
  • Physical Plant
  • 417-255-7268
  • RonHensley@MissouriState.edu

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