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Wilton Receives Sizable Urban Forestry Project Grant

Town set to receive federal funds to improve Allen's Meadow and the Community Park.

It's rare that you hear parts of Wilton referred to as urban forests, but the town won a grant for just that.

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced on Thursday that the Norwalk River Watershed Association will receive a $5,425 grant "to plant trees and provide other improvements to the Allen's Meadow Habitat Preserve and Community Park in downtown Wilton," a release said.

The grant is funded through Connecticut's America the Beautiful Urban Forestry Grant Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

All told $75,925 will be distributed to 17 non-profits and municipalities.

"These federal funds will enable us to beautify communities across Connecticut," Governor Rell said in the release. "Trees play an important role in environmental protection while enhancing the look of a community and improving everyone's quality of life."

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