Community Application

Applications are now being accepted from municipalities, counties and non-profits in the Northwest Indiana Lake Michigan Watershed to plant approximately 700 native trees in public places to help offset urban tree canopy loss from emerald ash borer.  Applications for the spring will be accepted until March 31st; applications received after March 31st will be deferred to the fall of 2017.

Applications may be submitted electronically to Joe Exl at jexl@nirpc.org or by mail to:

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
ATTN: Joe Exl
6100 Southport Rd.
Portage, IN 46368

CommuniTree Application (PDF)

Funding for this project is made possible through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant awarded to the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission by the U.S. Forest Service.