Green Bay, WI (December 15, 2011)- People in Brown County will soon be living in more shade. Thanks to the second annual First Downs for Trees program about one-thousand new trees will be planted in communities throughout the county. It’s all thanks to a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin DNR plus a federal grant from the U.S. Forest Service.
Darrell Zastrow, Wisconsin DNR, Division of Forestry, says, “With every first down, the team reduces its carbon footprint and municipalities in Brown County are able to meet urban forestry and community goals.”
The efforts are part of a larger goals to improve the quality of water entering the bay of Green Bay. The one-thousand trees are in addition to more than 400 planted in the program’s first year.
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