Gov. George E. Pataki announced $47,230 in urban and community forestry grants for Erie and Genesee counties during Arbor Day ceremonies Tuesday at the Capitol as part of more than $200,000 in grants for 26 communities across the state. The grants include:
$10,000 for the Town of Tonawanda to plant 330 trees in public spaces throughout the town.
$4,795 for the Town of Amherst to plant 38 trees in public spaces in front of the Allenhurst Road Apartments in Eggertsville.
$10,000 for Central Terminal Restoration Corp. to plant 65 trees along Memorial Drive in Buffalo.
$10,000 for the Town of Lancaster to plant 499 trees in public spaces.
$7,000 for the Village of Williamsville to plant seven trees on Main Street to begin restoration of shade trees to the downtown area.
$5,435 for the Village of Bergen to plant 24 trees along Main Street and a municipal parking lot in the business district and to provide shade for bleachers in Hickory Park.