The “Ten Thousand Trees in Ten Years” was established by the Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee and approved by the City Council to improve the island’s beauty, environment, safety, property value and residents’ well-being by increasing the tree canopy on the island. The average coastal city in Florida has more than three times the tree coverage of Marco Island. Many parts of the island have less than 10% tree coverage. Together, we can change that. Your contribution will provide a living legacy for generations to come!
Let’s plant 10,000 trees and leave a living legacy!
While the world talks about the negative impact of urbanization, Marco Island will be talking about we are expanding our natural resources, attracting more wildlife and improving the quality of living for our residents and guests. Marco Island will represent a model for how a community comes together to create a vibrant urban forest, a canopy of trees where none existed. We have the opportunity to make an important difference for everyone.
What a difference a tree makes!
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Your generous tax-deductible donation will be used to promote planting trees on Marco Island. Funds will be used to plan, administer, permit, purchase and plant trees, maintain trees and promote the advancement of tree planting and tree planting practices on Marco Island.
You can donate any amount; it’s your choice. You can suggest trees be planted in a particular public location in a swale, median or public park, and we will do our best to honor your suggestion based on the master plan of this initiative. Tree species will be selected based on a recommended tree list developed by the Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee in collaboration with Naples Botanical Garden.
Your donation will be administered by the Collier Community Foundation, and you can designate whom you wish to donate in honor of someone. Donating is a two-step process:
- STEP 1: Fill out the form on this website so we can capture how wish your donation to be used.
- STEP 2: Submit your donation to the Collier Community Foundation who will hold the funds in a secure account until planting commences.
STEP 1: Fill out this form to designate your donation wishes
STEP 2: Make your monetary donation
The Collier Community Foundation (CCF) will be processing all of our tax-deductible donations. Please click on the button below to go to the Collier Community Foundation website to make your tax-deductible donation.
Thank you for your meaningful gift!
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