Project Canopy Assistance Grants are available to state, county, and municipal governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations for developing and implementing community forestry projects and programs in the Presumpscot River watershed. Project Canopy, a cooperative partnership between the Department of Conservation’s Maine Forest Service and the Viles Arboretum, is offering $25,000 to support planning and education projects in community forestry.


With a $10,000 maximum award, projects must support sustainable community forestry management, and efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of trees and forests.


Project Canopy is funded by the USDA Forest Service Community Forestry Assistance Program. The USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program was authorized by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (PL95-313) and revised by the 1990 Farm Bill (PL101-624) to promote natural resource management in populated areas and improve quality of life.


Forester, Greg Foster, has worked with Town staff and been successfully awarded $2496.00 with a 50/50 Town match from timbersales.