87 local residents and groups have stepped up to address the alarming loss of trees in recent years. Online gifts have been matched dollar for dollar by Sustainable CT, yielding $11,220 for Middletown and $8,036 for Portland.
Site selection in coordination with each municipality will take place during the summer, so that planting can begin in September. More info here. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
There is still time to get your gift doubled if you contribute by June 7. Or send a check to The Jonah Center, PO Box 854, Middletown CT 06457. Contributions will be used for trees in the municipality of the donor.