U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under
Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Dr. Homer Wilkes, and White House Senior
Advisor for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podesta announced $1 billion in grants will be made available to expand access to urban nature, combat the climate crisis, and advance environmental justice.
Booker, Wilkes, and Podesta were joined by Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.), NJDEP
Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, and environmental and forestry organizations in Lincoln Park in downtown Newark for the announcement, which included the planting of a tree.
The goal is to expand urban community access to nature with environmental-friendly projects, like planting trees.
APRIL 12, 2023
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