Thank you Nisqually Charitable Program

Thank you to the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Charitable Program for awarding TCAT with a grant of $5,000. The funds awarded will be used for the following:

  • To collaborate with partners in the preservation and planting of trees in Thurston County, assessing where trees need to be saved and where they need to be planted,
  • To engage the public in contacting their jurisdictional leaders about preserving trees and crucial habitat,
  • To raise public awareness through education on why trees are necessary and the correct way to plant with climate change in mind, and 
  • To engage the public in supporting the planting of trees in their communities.

Trees are vital to slowing climate change through carbon sequestration, and they also offer healthy habitat to humans and to wildlife including salmon. It’s important to note that while planting trees can help slow climate change, the planting needs to be done correctly or it could cause more harm, like promoting wildfires. Also, the correct species need to be planted for our specific hardiness zone with climate change in mind. Where they are planted and how they are maintained is also very important. 

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