Fair Haven Environmental Commission Approves Large-Scale Tree Planting and Community Outreach Budget

The Fair Haven Environmental Commission recently approved a notable budget for tree planting and community outreach initiatives. The Commission, in a bid to boost local greenery and engage residents, voted unanimously to allocate funds towards the purchase and planting of a variety of trees and the distribution of recycling stickers.

In a move towards enhancing the local environment, the Commission agreed to allocate approximately $1,139 for the purchase of multiple tree species, including Chestnut oak, Mulberry, and Quaken Aspen from Frontier Tree Company. The trees, which are expected to be delivered before the upcoming work party, will be planted along the Third Street Trail. “This time of year is a good time to be planting stuff because it’s dormant and it’ll ease up when the spring comes,” said one of the Commission members during the meeting.

The Commission is also investing in community outreach to promote recycling. In an effort to increase recycling rates, they approved an estimated $440.95 to mail recycling stickers to every residential and business address in Fair Haven. The stickers will be distributed via Direct Mail, a more cost-effective method compared to individual postage and envelope costs.

Additionally, the Commission is considering the purchase of a tablecloth featuring the Green Team logo for use at events. Although the exact cost hasn’t been finalized, the Commission agreed to spend the remaining budget, estimated to be around $1,200 on this initiative, as long as the purchase is completed before mid-December.

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Joshua Halpern
Environmental Commission Officials:
Randall Solomon, Michal DiMiceli, Stephanie Adams, Robbyn O’Neill, Kelly Flanagan, Bonnie Torcivia, Gary Sondermeyer, Sarah Schiavetti, Brian Rice, Jessie Murray, Ralph Wyndrum, Jonathan Peters, Gary Patterson, Michal DiMiceli, Brian Olson, Tracy Cole (Council Liaison), Krystie Larsen (Secretary)

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