Cape arboretum project gets $4K grant

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CAPE ELIZABETH — With the help of a nearly $4,000 grant from Project Canopy, the arboretum project will purchase 11 trees of eight different species for Fort Williams Park.

The grant from the state program supports long-term community forestry programs and will be matched by more than $17,000 in maintenance, mulch, supplies, surveying, excavation, volunteer labor and administration costs. 

The arboretum project is a project of the Fort Williams Charitable Foundation and was authorized by the Town Council in 2008 at the request of the private Arboretum at Fort Williams committee. The goal is to establish 15 landscapes around the park.

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