Arbor Day Grant Awarded to Sonora Environmental Research Institute

The Arbor Day Foundation recently awarded the local nonprofit Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc. (SERI) a $50,000 grant from Bank of America.

The funds will be used by SERI in partnership with Tucson Water and Tucson Clean & Beautiful/Trees for Tucson to bolster its local efforts to increase the tree canopy in low-income neighborhoods in the community. This helps mitigate urban heat island effects resulting from climate change.

SERI is one of four national recipients awarded funding from the overall $250,000 Community Resiliency Grant Program established by Bank of America. SERI also works in collaboration with Tucson Water to implement the Low-Income Rainwater Harvesting Grant and Loan program.