Myrtle Beach was one of 10 municipalities to receive an inaugural TD Green Streets Grant to be used for innovation in urban forestry.
The grant program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and TD Bank, is designed to benefit underserved communities, according to press release from the foundation.
“TD Green Streets will help these worthy Tree City USA participants to remain on the cutting-edge of urban forestry,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, in the release.
City spokesman Mark Kruea said the money will be used to help pay for landscaping on the Gray Street extension project in the Harlem neighborhood, additional signs at Bathsheba Bowen Park, a community education program and i-Tree software/hardware system to enable a city-wide tree inventory.
The grants also were awarded to municipalities in Greenville; Casselberry and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Wilmington, Del.; Cheltenham Township, Pa.; Newark, N.J.; Salem and Springfield, Mass.; and Burlington, Vt.