ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has $525,000 in grants available for tree-planting projects.

The Trees for Tributaries Program is designed to support streamside tree- or shrub-planting projects. The goal of the state Department of Environmental Conservation program is to improve wildlife habitats, water quality and storm resiliency.

Grants from $11,000 to $100,000 will be distributed to municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profits.

Applications are due by Sept. 7.

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