MidAmerican Energy Awards Marion Trees Please! Grant
The City of Marion was recently awarded a grant through MidAmerican Energy’s Trees Please! program. Greg Wildebour (pictured on right) of MidAmerican Energy presented a $2,000 check to Tree Board Chair Marilyn Tormey at its monthly board meeting on May 8. Tormey indicated the grant funding would be used to replace trees previously removed in the city’s right-of-way areas. The trees will be planted in the spring and fall for optimal planting and survival.
Trees Please! funds are distributed each year to local communities to promote energy efficiency and improve the physical appearance of communities through the planting of trees.
Recipients are selected based on the individual merits of the project, the benefit to the community and the ability to obtain matching funds.