The Algoma Chamber of Commerce has asked us to share this notice regarding a bicycle and pedestrian planning public information session meeting on June 27, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Algoma Boat Club. Please click on this link for additional information: http://kewaunee.uwex.edu/2017/06/15/bicycle-and-pedestrian-planning-public-information-session/.
Arbor Day Foundation Names Algoma Tree City USA
Algoma, WI was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Algoma achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.