Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vote for more trees for Indiana starting May 25

Indiana DNR Release:

Hoosiers can vote to have more trees planted in their state starting May 25 but the election has nothing to do with choosing who’s going to govern.

The Odwalla Plant a Tree Program is in its third year and already has been responsible for the planting of 160,000 trees elsewhere. This is the first year that it’s available in Indiana and all 49 other states.

The program allows a person to “vote” at for the state in which he or she wants trees to be planted. Each “vote” results in $1 for the voter’s state’s state parks to use to plant trees.

A total of $200,000 is available to be divided among the states. Each person can “vote” only once, but can encourage their friends to vote also. In the first two years of the program, the trees have been “sold out” within five weeks.

Once the program closes and each state has its final dollar amounts, each state can begin to use the funds, which must be used to purchase trees. Each state decides the type of tree it wants, then submits invoices to Government Solutions Group (GSG), which runs the program, for payment, or pays invoices and submits to GSG for re-imbursement.

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