Planet Awards Support Projects Southeast Michigan Kalamazoo Area
JACKSON, Mich., April 25, 2022/PRNewswire/ The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated Earth Month today with the provision of a wide range of energy-efficient products. $500,000Three projects that will have a significant effect on the environment are listed below Michigan’sEnvironment preserving freshwater resources, planting 1000 trees and protecting habitat Michigan’s wildlife.
Foundation’s third Planet Awards went to the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development. Oshtemo Charter Township, Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, and Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority. The grants are intended for preservation, restoration and protection. Michigan’sNatural resources
“Consumers Energy is dedicated to ensuring Michiganpossesses world-class natural resources. Our Planet Awards reflect that commitment in action,” said Brandon HofmeisterPresident of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We are excited to support these projects, and confident that they will significantly aid preserve our environment. Michigan’sNatural beauty.
The following are the three winning projects:
- Macomb County, $250,000 The Green Macomb Urban Forest Partnership will plant 1,000 trees, 1,500 native shrubs and 40 acres of pollinator habitat in the county’s public land. It will also improve the county’s urban tree canopy. Mount Clemens, Harrison Township Clinton Township. Additional planting opportunities will also be available Shelby Township, Macomb Township, Roseville, Eastpointe, Warren, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Utica Center Line.
- Oshtemo Township(Kalamazoo County), $150,000Oshtemo Charter Township, Kalamazoo Nature Center and others will collaborate to restore the ecological health on a two-mile section the historic Fruit Belt Rail Corridor. They will also provide hands-on environmental education opportunities and stewardship opportunities focusing on climate resilience.
- Brighton, $100,000The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority will restore the floodplain and forested habitats that make the Huron River headwaters. The two-year-long project will plant native replacement trees in areas where oak trees and ash trees were destroyed by pests or disease. It will also improve native pollinator habitat in nearby meadows, prairies, and other areas.
Planet Awards winners in 2021Huron Pines Resource Conservation & Development Council and Au Sable Institute were among the others.
Consumers Energy Foundation, the charitable arm of Consumers Energy is called the Consumers Energy Foundation. Michigan’slargest energy provider. The Foundation supports communities in their growth and development by investing in the most vital areas. MichiganOur planet, its people and Michigan’s prosperity. In 2021, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees contributed more than $3.5 billion. $17.5 MillionTo Michigan nonprofits. Visit www.nonprofits.org for more information.www.ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation.
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