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From the Ground Up | CN EcoConnexions


Maximum $25,000


CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up will provide funding for the greening of municipal properties across Canada, especially in communities where CN operates. CN EcoConnexions, with its partners Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom, will help Canadian municipalities establish tree plantings in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner.

With a true transcontinental network that extends to three North American coasts, CN passes through a wide range of urban and rural communities. We encourage those communities along the CN corridor to take environmental action by improving their communities through natural landscaping, groundcover improvement, floral displays and healthy urban forests.

CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up is intended to enhance your community’s environmental/social health and wellbeing as it relates to one or more of the following:

  • Urban forests
  • Traffic calming and safety
  • School greening
  • Transforming spaces
  • Naturalized areas, park creation or restoration

Eligible Applicants

Municipalities, local community groups, business associations, aboriginal communities and not‐for‐profit organizations.

Eligible Expenses

  • Preparing the site as it pertains to the plantings (grading, bed preparation) but not removing large areas of concrete or modifications to existing infrastructure
  • Purchase and/or planting of trees and shrubs
  • Materials (guards, mulch, stakes, mycorrhizae fungal associate)
  • Maintenance pertaining to planting such as Gator bags, irrigation equipment if installed at same time as trees are being planted
  • Educational materials and promotional material to inform community on the project

Deadline Date

  Currently closed. Possible future deadline to be determined.
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