Borough of Point Pleasant – The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign began to help communities replace trees that were damaged or destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. This grant was made available for municipalities to apply for so that residents can receive free tree seedlings native to their regions to plant at home.
This year, Mayor Sabosik and the Borough Council applied for the grant and were successful in obtaining over 500 tree seedlings which they will be giving out for free at this year’s Earth Day Celebration hosted by the Point Pleasant Borough Environmental Commission on Saturday April 22nd from Noon to 4PM at Riverfront Park.
Mayor Sabosik stated that “Residents can save money and help improve the environment at the same time. Instead of buying a brand-new tree to plant at home, they can come obtain free seedlings from us to plant at home. These are all native species and this program is a fantastic opportunity for our residents.”
Council President John Wisniewski said that “The Borough is happy to be a part of this program and on behalf of the entire Council, I want to thank the State of New Jersey’s Tree Recovery Campaign for making this program possible. Trees are an invaluable asset to our community in improving overall aesthetics of our neighborhoods and a multitude of benefits to our local environment. I’m glad we are able to make this program available to our residents.”