Green River Seeks Grant to Replace Trees Uprooted by Late-Summer Storm

Green River Seeks Grant to Replace Trees Uprooted by Late-Summer Storm

Workers clean up tree debris on Flaming Gorge Drive Tuesday, September 8. Photo by Olivia Kennah

GREEN RIVER โ€”ย The Green River City Council approved for the Green River Parks and Recreation Department to submit a grant application to the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to replace some of the trees that were uprooted in the late-summer storm that hit Green River in September 2020.

The post-Labor Day storm caused close to 100 City trees to uproot. The Green River Parks and Recreation Department will be seeking $7,500 in grant funding from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to purchase 42 new trees.

The trees will be planted in the spring of 2021. Half of the trees will be planted at the Riverside Cemetery, and the rest are to be planted at parks affected by the storm throughout the city.

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Brad Raney, Parks and Recreation Director, said there is no city match for these funds.

Other Business

The Green River City Council approved the liquor license renewals during their meeting Tuesday night. These renewals include retail, limited retail, and restaurant liquor licenses.

The Council also appointed Amy Cox, Andy Hooten, Neal Holcomb, Rachel Todd, and Mark Westenskow to the WYDOT Green River Urban Systems Advisory Committee.