Keep North Miami Beautiful, working with the City of North Miami’s Community Planning and Development Department Sustainability Division, conducted a community tree planting project in June at the Joe Celestin Center, installing Florida-friendly palms trees in the Sunkist Grove neighborhood.
As a recipient of a 2016 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree & Tree Recovery Planting Grant, Keep North Miami Beautiful planted drought tolerant, low maintenance palm trees in strategic planting locations throughout the community. The Keep America Beautiful/UPS Grant program was open exclusively to Keep America Beautiful affiliates and is intended to help grantees install trees to isolate levels of carbon dioxide through strategic plantings.
Keep North Miami Beautiful is dedicated to enhancing the overall sustainability of its City and promoting environmental awareness throughout the community. As a USA Tree City recipient for 27 consecutive years, North Miami acknowledges the important role that trees play in improving social, economic and environmental well-being. Through the support of the grant from Keep America Beautiful and The UPS Foundation, the City plans to plant more trees to enhance the quality of life for residents in North Miami.