Chipola Awarded Reforestation Grant


USDA Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Administration awarded Chipola College a second reforestation grant totaling $50,000.  Grant dollars were awarded specifically to replace trees lost during Hurricane Michael in 2018.  Approximately 1,500 mature trees on the College‚Äôs campus were downed or damaged during the storm.  Grant funds were utilized to replace over a hundred natural-species trees along River Forest Road.  Irrigation of the new trees was also included in the grant award.  The selection of this location expands reforestation efforts initiated during the first grant awarded back in 2021 which replaced over one hundred live oak trees planted along Prough Drive and around the retention pond located across from Prough Center for the Arts.

Project participants include the following:  Dr. Sarah Clemmons, President Chipola College; Steve Young, Vice President of Administrative & Business Affairs Chipola College; Dennis Kosciw, Director of Facilities & Campus Operations Chipola College; Paige White, Senior Accountant Chipola College; Alicia Hicks-Coon, Landscape Engineer at Melvin Engineering; Tim Boone, Owner of Piney Grove Nursery and Landscaping.

This publication made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service. The work upon which this press release is based was funded, in whole or in part through a subrecipient grant awarded by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the USDA Forest Service nor does mention of trade names, commercial productions, services or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.