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Co-Lin receives orchard grant

Copiah-Lincoln Community College has received a landscaping grant for tree planting and beautification throughout the campus. The projects include landscaping the entrance of campus, the pedestrian corridor and creating a fruit tree orchard. The Mississippi Urban Forest Council has partnered with America in Bloom and Canadian National Railroad to bring this project to the college. 

“We are so excited to participate in this initiative for both campus beautification and the education opportunities it will provide,” said Dr. Jane Hulon, Co-Lin President.

“These types of activities are significant improvements to the community. The social impact of green space, trees and gardens can be particularly pronounced when public spaces are transformed into places of beauty that foster safe places for neighborhood interaction, economic and property value enhancement, and improves the lives of those that live in or visit the community. This partnership is a good example of how collaboration between private, municipal and nonprofit can accomplish improvements for all Mississippi communities.” according to Donna Yowell, executive director of the MUFC. 

The Mississippi Urban Forest Council is Mississippi’s only statewide nonprofit that works with communities and local groups to improve quality of life through landscapes and support strong communities for economic success on a local level. MUFC was recently recognized by the MS Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s best nonprofits. These projects will be part of a series of Arboretums in the state and these cities will become part of the Mississippi Arboretum Trail. To volunteer with MUFC, call 601-672-0755.

For more information on America in Bloom or MUFC, visit www.americainbloom.org or www.msurbanforest.com.