Village of Key Biscayne Awarded Neat Streets  Miami-Dade County 2022 GREEN Grant

NEAT STREETS Press release May 2022
A map of tree locations for both Neat Streets Miami-Dade County and Safe Routes to School;
click here to view the GIS Map that includes locations and species.

The Village of Key Biscayne has been awarded a 2022 Growing Roots for Environmentally Equitable Neighborhoods (GREEN) Miami-Dade County Matching Grant. The grant amount of $25,001 from the County’s Neat Streets Miami-Dade County program supports the Village of Key Biscayne’s Street Tree Planting Program. Matching the funds, for a total of $50,002, the Village of Key Biscayne will add 103 trees throughout the Village, along our roadways and in the Village Green and Harbor Park.

“With the help of the Neat Streets Miami-Dade County grant, Key Biscayne will continue to thrive as we plant more than 100 new trees. The trees will bring more shade and nature to our engaging and active public spaces,” said Village Manager Steve Williamson. “This is a tremendous opportunity to beautify areas of our village that have experienced tree loss from storms and hurricanes as well as plant trees in areas that need more canopy coverage.”

As part of this project, the Village of Key Biscayne will plant seven different species of trees throughout the village, including Live Oak, Green Buttonwood and Mahogany trees to provide shade and beautify the community. This project was made possible through the County’s Tree Trust Fund.

Additionally, the Village will complete the Safe Routes to School project by adding 22 trees to Village public spaces.

This will give the village a total of 125 new trees throughout the Village this spring.

In its seventh year, Neat Streets Miami-Dade County expanded its street tree program to include planting in schools, libraries, parks, playgrounds, public housing, and other public lands. Eleven organizations were awarded matching grants to advance the Million Trees Miami-Dade County initiative, a community-wide effort to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy for Miami-Dade County.

About Key Biscayne:
Incorporated in 1991, Key Biscayne is a vibrant, residential community of more than 14,800 residents who enjoy a high quality of life, thriving commercial district, and resilient environment on a seven-mile-long, two-mile-wide barrier island only minutes from downtown Miami.

About Million Trees Miami-Dade County and Neat Streets Miami-Dade County:
Launched by Neat Streets Miami-Dade County, the Million Trees Miami-Dade County initiative is a community-wide effort to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County. Neat Streets Miami-Dade County is a multi-jurisdictional board dedicated to the promotion of ecological and human health by creating and maintaining sustainable, beautiful, clean and environmentally equitable spaces countywide.

About Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces:
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of more than 280 parks and 40,000+ acres of parks and natural areas, comprised of active, passive parklands and nature preserves. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on placemaking, health and fitness, and conservation and stewardship. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter or visit our website for the latest news and updates from Miami-Dade County Parks!



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