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Moosalamoo receives tree planting funds

GOSHEN Members of the Moosalamoo Association will officially receive $1,000 from a National Public Lands Day grant on Friday, Sept. 5. The taxpayer derived money will go toward the purchase of trees to enhance wildlife habitat in the nations newest national recreation areathe Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. The local $1,000 grant award is slated for service projects as part of National Public Lands Day, the nations largest annual effort to clean up public lands. Moosalamoo was the only organization chosen in New England to receive the award. Volunteers will plant 100 apple and red oak trees in the Moosalamoo NRA. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps which planted an estimated 3 billion trees beginning in the 1930s. To honor the CCCs legacy, tree planting is the focus of this years events, and National Public Lands Day is spearheading a one million tree planting through Sept. 27.

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