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He is the Lorax

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced a $2 million federal grant that will pay for the creation of green jobs, as part of MillionTreesNYC program. The mayor made the announcement on Garrison Avenue at Edgewater Road along the Bronx River, surrounded by MillionTreesNYC trainees. The grant will create full-time jobs for graduates of the program, who will plant trees in neighborhoods like Hunts Point and Morrisania in the Bronx, Rockaways in Queens and East New York in Brooklyn, where there is a lower than average tree canopy cover and higher than average asthma rates and other health problems.

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Mayor rallies tree trainees
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Droopy tree and Bruckner Expressway in background
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Where are the Swanee swans?
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Trainee climbs a tree

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