Grants available for tree planting projects near streams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says grants are available to help cities, civic organizations or other nonprofit agencies plant trees near streams.

A statement from the wildlife agency says $2,500 is available for each of Tennessee’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects. Seedlings must be purchased with the Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry and projects must be completed by June 30, 2016.

The TWRA is accepting proposals through Nov. 30.

Tree planting season in Tennessee runs from December through March.